Dr. Dieter Veldsman is an organizational psychologist with a strong focus on Strategic HR, organisational Design, and Development. He has more than 15+ years of experience within HR and has held the positions of Group Chief Human Resource Officer, People Effectiveness Executive, and Principal Consultant. He has worked for various organisations across EMEA, APAC, and LATAM.
He is a regular speaker at international conferences and industry panels on HR, The Future of Work, Skills, and Organizational Development. He hosts a monthly podcast called HR Hot Topics that evaluates actual events and their implications on HR, as well as moderating “The HR Dialogues”, a videocast that interviews HR practitioners across the globe regarding leading practices. He guest lectures at various institutions and has contributed numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and mainstream publications. He was awarded the Chief HR Officer of the Year Award by the CHRO SA Society in 2021, as well as received recognition in the categories of HR Leadership, Strategy, and Technology from various institutions. He was also awarded the Practitioner of the Year Award by the Society for Industrial Psychology South Africa for his contributions to the field in 2018. He is a One Young World Ambassador and also volunteers as part of a Think Tank focusing on Mental Well-Being in Africa.
Currently, Dr. Dieter Veldsman forms part of the Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR) as an HR and OD Thought Leader working towards the continuous upskilling of 100 000 HR professionals by 2025. He is responsible for applied research, product development, and engagement with our member community which spans more than 15 000 students across 140 countries, and working with our clients to reposition their HR functions for the future.