Mr. Luyolo Geza
Independent Non-Executive Director
BA (1997), BA (Hons) 1999, MA, MDP (Stellenbosch) 2005
Managing Director at KIKA Consulting
Mr Luyolo Geza is the Founder and the Managing Director of Kika Consulting. Luyolo holds is also a Board Member at UNISA Talent Advisory Board and Independent Non-Executive Director for Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and serves as a committee member for its HR and Remuneration Committee. He occupied a position of the HR Executive for Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF). Prior joining GPF, Luyolo worked for local and Multinational Corporations (MNC’s) which amongst others they included the global giant science & research company, Du Pont de Nemours International as a Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Luyolo has 18 years of human resources experience which includes consulting and advisory.
Luyolo also spent some time with national, provincial and local government (SARS, CSIR, SA Express Airways, Gauteng Partnership Fund and Mining Health & Safety Council) occupying senior HR management roles. His most recent role with South African government was that of an HR Executive for Gauteng Partnership Fund where he worked closely with EXCO and played an advisory role to the Board and its Sub-committees (i.e. HR Committee of the Board and Risk Committee).
Since beginning of his career as an HR Consultant with General Motors of South Africa (Delta Motor corporations, at the time) in 1998, Luyolo has swiftly progressed up the corporate ladder with both strategic and operational roles like the listed JSE Sasol Limited, Du Pont de Nemours South Africa, Volkswagen of South Africa, and Kraft Foods of South Africa. With Du Pont he was responsible for “The Growth Strategy for Africa,” his main assignment was robustly driving Human Capital Strategy and Talent Acquisition & Mobility Strategies in 35 geographic areas of operation in Africa, delivering Du Pont’s African Footprint.
As a Head of Human Resources for Sasol Dyno Nobel, his assignment was developing, implementing and driving people strategies and aligning them with bigger organizational strategic agenda. He played a crucial role in both the organizational Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion.
Luyolo has also enjoyed memberships to many professional bodies, forums and industry organizations; where he gives back to the community. These have included serving as a Committee member of American Chamber of Commerce of South Africa – on its Skills & Labour Forum; B-BBEE & Transformation Forum. Member of Black Management Forum, Institute of Directors and South African Board of Personnel Practice.
In 1997 he completed a Bachelor of Arts and in 1999, an Honours Degree in Human Resources & Labour Relations Management. Luyolo is pursuing his Masters in Labour Relations & Human Resources Management. He also obtained a Management Development Program (MDP) with Stellenbosch Business School of Executive Development in 2005.