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