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Heloise Nel

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Heloise Nel is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Sub-Saharan Africa Office and leads Egon Zehnder’s Mining & Metals practice globally. She is a trusted advisor to Boards and CEOs of some of the largest mining and metals companies around the world. Heloise is active in the firm’s Board Consulting Practice and has worked on many global searches for chairmen and non-executive directors in numerous industries. She also advises industrial clients in on strategic opportunities and challenges.

The way that we interact with the world is changing and we are thinking differently about our values and the change we want to be. Egon Zehnder Johannesburg is proud of our contribution to successful careers, stronger companies, and a better world.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Heloise was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Resources practice and took part in projects across the U.S., U.K., and Southern Africa. During her time at Accenture, she primarily served mining and energy clients, with a focus on country and corporate strategy as well as large-scale organization transformation. Heloise began her career as a metallurgist at De Beers, managing offshore diamond production. She also worked as a project engineer designing marine diamond processing plants. Heloise served as a Director of the South African National Energy Association, the national chapter of the World Energy Council, from 2013 to 2017.

Heloise has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch and an MBA from Stellenbosch Business School. In her spare time, she enjoys horseriding, travelling, and reading.

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Enhancing the Chances of External Leaders' Success in CEO Succession

Enhancing the Chances of External Leaders' Success in CEO Succession

What could be better addressed throughout the succession process and into the early days of an externally appointed CEOs tenure? Read more

The leader as master consultant

The leader as master consultant

Gordon Institute of Business Science is the only business school in South Africa to offer an MBA program with a consulting emphasis. Heloise Nel,… Read more

From Compliance to Commitment

From Compliance to Commitment

What it takes to embed sustainability at your company’s core Read more

A Tale of Two Decades: How Global Crises Have Changed CEO Succession in the Mining Industry

A Tale of Two Decades: How Global Crises Have Changed CEO Succession in the Mining Industry

New research shows nearly 4 out of 5 mining CEOs hired since 2010 were internal appointments, a significant increase over the prior decade. Read more

From Risk to Reward

From Risk to Reward

C-suite leaders and sustainability experts share how a focus on ESG is transforming the mining industry. Read more

Thoughts from World Economic Forum: Africa 2019

Thoughts from World Economic Forum: Africa 2019

World Economic Focum (WEF) Africa was a great opportunity to think and reflect and truly reinforced that people are our greatest asset. Read more

Lack of Digital Leaders a Key 2019 Risk for Miners

Lack of Digital Leaders a Key 2019 Risk for Miners

The mining and metals industry has expanded its use of automated and digital technology, but now it faces a shortage of digital executives who… Read more

Until women reach a critical mass, the business environment is not going to change

Until women reach a critical mass, the business environment is not going to change

How to create positive change in board diversity? What is the role of chairmen in driving the diversity agenda? What advice can a pioneer… Read more

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