The Winners of the 2021 CHRO Awards are:


CHRO of the Year – Dieter Veldsman (Momentum Metropolitan)
Young CHRO of the Year – Candice Watson (AECI)
Strategy & Leadership Award – Dieter Veldsman (Momentum Metropolitan)
Transformation & Empowerment Award – Donald Khumalo (The JSE)
HR & Technology Award – Dieter Veldsman (Momentum Metropolitan)
Employee Value Proposition Award – Jasmin Pillay (Microsoft SA)
Talent Management Award – Celiwe Ross (Old Mutual)
Learning & Development Award – Candice Watson (AECI)

Celebrate HR excellence with SA's leading CHROs and HR directors


Hosted by celebrated comedian Loyiso Madinga, this is the annual gala dinner event where the CHRO community celebrates excellence in HR and recognises individual leaders who have done exceptional work. In light of Covid-19 regulations, VIP seats are limited to 165 and reserved for top HR leaders only (free of charge). Dress code is strictly evening dress or tuxedo.

Nominate an exceptional CHRO for the 2021 CHRO Awards today.

Meet 250 leading CHROs


With the opportunity to celebrate and network with South Africa's leading HR professionals, a sponsorship package opens new business opportunities and ensures your brand is seen alongside other blue chip brands.

  • Award sponsor. R300,000. Hand out the award to the winning CHRO, receive coverage as an award sponsor and host two dinner tables with 16 leading CHROs.
  • Table sponsor. R95,000. Host up to eight CHROs with two of your executives and build stronger networks with decision makers.
  • Team table. R50,000. Celebrate HR excellence with your team on a night of glitz, glamour, networking and amazing food.
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  • Programme


    Dress code: tuxedo or evening dress
    17h00: Arrival, registration and networking
    18h00: Welcome by Joël Roerig, Managing Director, CHRO South Africa
    18h15: Opening address
    18h30: Gala dinner and awards ceremony
    Employee Value Proposition Award presented by Momentum
    Talent Management Award presented by SHL
    Learning and Development Award
    Starters
    HR & Technology Award presented by Dimension Data
    Transformation and Empowerment Award presented by Sanlam
    Strategy and Leadership Award presented by Deloitte
    Mains
    20h00: Keynote - Adriana Marais
    20h30: CHRO Top Awards
    Young CHRO of the Year Award presented by Mercer
    CHRO of the Year Award presented by Workday
    Dessert
    21h00: Networking
    21h30: End

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    Table Sponsors

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      Forrest Rd & 6th Ave, Inanda
      Johannesburg