Eric Shipalana

Non-Executive Director

Eric Shipalana is the Chairman of Emergence Growth SA (PTY) LTD effective 1 September 2017. Eric is a seasoned HR practitioner with over 36 years’ experience and 20 of those years in senior roles. He recently retired as HR Director for the Advtech Group where he occupied the position for 11 years. He served on the EXCO, The Remunerations Committee, and the Social and Ethics Committee. Prior to that he was HR Director for Merck Pharmaceuticals where he spent 8 years in that role formulating HR strategy for the local business.  Prior to that he was HR Director for Weir Minerals Africa, a Scottish based Engineering company that manufactures mainly pumps for the mining Industry. Eric brings with him the experience of implementing various HR initiatives in different industries that create value propositions for employees. He has a strong belief in creating High Performance environment for employees in order to maintain sustainability of the organisations. Happy Employees are more productive.


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