Sharmla Chetty

Finweek English Edition - - INSIGHT - SHARMLA CHETTY WAS

ap­pointed the re­gional man­ag­ing direc­tor for Duke Cor­po­rate Ed­u­ca­tion (Duke CE) in 2010, over­see­ing the Africa re­gion. She is also a trus­tee for AVI on the board of black share scheme. Prior to her ap­point­ment as re­gional man­ag­ing direc­tor, Chetty ser ved as the Man­ag­ing Direc­tor for Duke CE South Africa where s he opened the of­fice in 2006 and helped build Duke CE into Africa’s pre-em­i­nent cor­po­rate ed­u­ca­tion provider in Africa.

Chetty has grown t he cus­tom pro­gramme busi­ness for Duke CE ten­fold in the last eight years, t ak­ing Duke CE across Africa and also fo­cus­ing on ad­vis­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions across the con­ti­nent, as they build learn­ing ar­chi­tec­ture and cur­ricu­lum for their peo­ple. In May, Duke CE achieved the num­ber one rank­ing for the 12th con­sec­u­tive year in cus­tomised ed­u­ca­tion by the Fi­nan­cial Times.

Chetty has served on sev­eral boards in­clud­ing Bi­gen Africa where she was re­cently Chair­man of the So­cial and Ethics Com­mit­tee and also part of the Au­dit and Risk Com­mit­tee.

Chetty stud­ied at the Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg and holds a qual­i­fi­ca­tion in Hu­man Re­sources Devel­op­ment. She ob­tained her MBA from Hen­ley Man­age­ment Busi­ness School in the UK. Her dis­ser­ta­tion, which fo­cused on the f ield of cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, achieved a dis­tinc­tion. An Aspen Fel­low, Chetty re­cently de­vel­oped and im­ple­mented the Women Lead­ing Africa Board Lead­er­ship – Voices of the Fu­ture ini­tia­tive, fo­cused on build­ing a Pan-African bench of women for board lead­er­ship in Africa as an out­growth of her Aspen fel­low­ship project. The Women Lead­ing Africa ini­tia­tive was in­tro­duced this year out of the recog­ni­tion that there is a crit­i­cal need to in­crease board rep­re­sen­ta­tion by at least 30% for women in de­ci­sion-mak­ing po­si­tions in pub­lic, pri­vate, and non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions in Africa.

“We are qui­etly mo­bil­is­ing

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