Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Gugu gained a degree in Social Work at the University of the Witwatersrand and went on to study for an MBA in Strategic Management. She then began a career in Human Resources, working for well-known organisations such as Coca-Cola and Kimberly-Clarke in South Africa in various roles, rising through the ranks to become HR Director at Kimberly-Clark.
Gugu came to the UK to further her studies and gained an MSC in Trade and Industry at the University of Manchester in 2011. Since then, she has continued to work for Kimberly-Clark and is currently the Director of Talent and Development for EMEA. Her role is to lead a team that is responsible for top talent and leadership development, career management and performance management. A significant part of Gugu's role is to develop the regional talent management strategy and build an integrated team with standard operating procedures.
Gugu uses lessons learnt from her own personal journey towards finding and creating a fulfilling HR career for herself to help others to grow in their own careers. She is passionate about coaching others to achieve success. She recently published an eBook called â€“ â€œPassion to Careers: nine steps to building a successful career from your passionâ€, where she outlines key steps to finding your passion and using it to find a job that you will love!
For more information about Gugu, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/gugu-khazi-passion-to-careers.