Mandla Ndlovu, has an interesting and successful
background that spans over years and combines experience in parastatals, multi-national
and telecommunication organisations, including Eskom and Unilever.
Ndlovu has been involved in creating and managing large scale organisational change and has been working in Europe for the past six years in various roles that were global in nature. Some of his positions include chief human resources (HR) officer for Celtel International BV in London; vicepresident of HR for Unilever, based in the UK, and HR director for Africa, also for Unilever UK.
He is therefore well-travelled and has been exposed to many different cultures and environments. These include the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Ndlovu focuses on organisational effectiveness and ensuring a mutually-beneficial relationship between an organisation and its human resources.
Ndlovu joined Celtel in February 2006 in the position of chief HR officer responsible for HR strategy. As a member of the executive committee, he sat on the local boards of Celtel Kenya and Nigeria as a director representing Celtel International BV.
Ndlovu, who is fluent Zulu and English, read for a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at the University of Durban Westville, and has a Diploma in Management from Henley University, South Africa. He has attended various executive programmes, which include the Executive Management Programme from Kellogg Business School, North-Western University in Chicago, US.
CHARLES O ZOUZOUA
Charles Zouzoua, has more than 15 years experience with international companies in sub-Saharan Africa. Seven of these years were spent in general management positions.He has a strong track-record in sales, marketing and business development, with extensive experience in the FMCG and telecommunications industries.
Zouzoua’s successful history includes the turn-around of Celtel in both Gabon and Malawi, where he served as managing director from 2004 until 2007, and the expansion of Coca-Cola's businesses in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Over the years, Zouzoua has established a good network in sub-Saharan African markets, and has excellent multi-cultural and interpersonal skills acquired from extensive international assignments in countries across three continents – Africa, America and Asia.
His mother-tongue is French, and he speaks fluent English, is proficient in
Spanish, and has a basic knowledge of Arabic.
Zouzoua has a Bachelors degree in Business Economics from the National University of Côte d'Ivoire, and a Masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Arizona, USA.
He has completed various advanced training courses including the Advanced Management Programme from London Business School and a course in Change Management, among others.