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Vanisha Balgobind

Vanisha Balgobind

Exxaro Resources
Executive Head: Human resources
BA (hons)(Industrial Psychology), M (Industrial Psychology), Management Development Programme (GIBS), Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA)Experience: Vanisha is a registered industrial psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. She joined the (then) Iscor Mining in 1997 as an HR graduate trainee. She was further employed at Kumba Resources as an HR business partner and within the Talent Management area between 1998 and 2006. Since then she was appointed at Exxaro as the manager for the Talent Management and centre of expertise, manager for corporate projects and HR optimisation and the group manager for Talent and Learning. She is the chairperson of the Exxaro Women in mining committee and serves on various other Exxaro subsidiary companies. Her passion lies in education and women empowerment as well as finding integration between work and having quality family time.