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Karin Rheeder

Change/Diversity/Financial Management Executive

Born in Cape Town South Africa

Self driven and results orientated. I believe in making the best decision for the company and its employees/management, it is not a popularity contest.
Human Resources Generalist with specific expertise in:

I specialize in leadership development.
1. project management
2. expat benefits and logistics
3 administration of healthcare
4 drafting of personnel policies and implementation
5 budget and finance
6 Integration of business processes
7 business process re-engineering
8 change management
9 farming and prepackaging vegetables
10 hospitality

Business Address

Yola, Yola, Nigeria

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Senior Director Projects | American University of Nigeria
Yola, Nigeria | March 2017 - present

Consulting and Project Management

Previous Position(s)

Assistant Director Project, Facilities | American University of Nigeria
Yola, Nigeria | August 2015 - March 2017

Consulting and Project Management

Capital project (construction), Facilities

Coordination of Logistics and Head of Housing - HR and Planning | Human Resources and Planning | American University in Nigeria
Yola, Nigeria | February 2013 - August 2015

Academia, Education and Training

-Administrating all aspects of expat benefits.
-Drafted new Travel Policy for AUN, review of HR Manual.
-Implementation of HR policy - specifically leave, contract benefits, employee personal development program
-Design/implemented integrated business processes between finance/budget/HR functions
-Administration of Health Benefits
-Drafted Sustainability Policy
-Designed Sustainability Project Plan for AUN
-Project Manager for transformation of AUN clinic into medical centre
-Medical Aid administration for Expat Medical aid
-Training programs for staff
-All logistics with local and international travel - conferences/accommodation/home leave.
-All logistics for AUN Board of Trustees.
-Integration of finance processes between logistics and finance. Budget overview.
- Fixed Assets
-Sustainability Project Plan

MBA - study subject | HR and Planning | American University of Nigeria
Yola, Nigeria | 2012 - 2013

Consulting and Project Management

Project Manager | Department of Health | Kannaland Aids Council
George, South Africa | 2011 - 2013

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Project Manager | Department of Health
Van Wyksdorp, South Africa | 2011 - February 2013

Consulting and Project Management

Kannland Homebased Care, Integrated Schools Health, Adherance and Support Workers. Prevention and Promotion of total health,
Total project: Statistics, HR, Admin, Liaison with dept, press, hospitals, clinics and various stakeholders, chair of meetings, HAST programme, Eden District Aids Councel, implementation of health legislation, review and drafting of said legislation.

Project Manager - Integrated School's Health | Department of Health
George, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Consulting and Project Management

Projects Manager and Deputy Treasurer | Oasis Community Projects
Ladismith, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

MBA study subject | status insight
2011 - 2012

Consulting and Project Management

CEO | Arise Financial Services
Cape Town, South Africa | 1998 - 2002

Accounting, Banking and Finance

CEO | Arise Investments
Cape Town, South Africa | 1998 - 2002

Accounting, Banking and Finance

CEO | Arise Training
Cape Town, South Africa | 1998 - 2001

Human Resources and Recruitment

Consultant - Executive Management | Private consultancy
Cape Town, South Africa | 1998 - 2014

Consulting and Project Management

Leadership development, change management, business analyst

Educational history


Framesby High, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1981)


Academies Online

Boston, South Africa | August 2017 - February 2018

Certified Master NLP Practitioner - Motivation/Leadership

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa | January 1988 - December 1989

LLB - law

2 subjects incomplete

Nelson Mandela Metropole University

Port Elizabeth, South Africa | 1985 - 1987

Law - Law Contract and Labour Law

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Port Elizabeth, South Africa | 1982 - 1984

B.Comm - Industrial Psycology Business Exonomics

Business School of the Netherlands

Buren, South Africa

International Action Learning Masters in Business Administration - Business



International Business Directory - Cambridge England | 2015

Leaders and notable personalities

Nigerian Top Executives | 2015

Rated in the top 4 percent of all Nigerian Executives based on the company size and international network strength

Global Leadership Excellence 500 Award 2015 | 2015

Excellence in field of HRM and leadership

Cambridge Directory - Leading personalities of the world | 2014

Notable personalities of the world - experts in field of business

Global Leadership Excellence 500 Award | 2014

International award honoring the top twenty five percent in their industry
Global award for recognition of leadership development.

National Violin Estedford - South Africa | 1982

President's Iconic Achievement Award | 2013

Manto Tshabala-Msimang Award for contribution to health care in South Africa | 2002

Best Project - Health | 2012

Nelson Mandela Award for Poverty Alleviation | 2003

Shortlist and nomination

Women of the Year Business - International Biographical Society | 2013

Forbes Who's Who | 2008

media exposure

3rd International conference in Economic, Finance and Management Outlook | 2015

Presentation on Leadership - millennials in the workplace

EQ Africa Summit | 2014

Speaker in Education forum

Competitive Accomplishments

SA trials | National Tennis | 1981

Eastern Cape Netball | Provincial Team | 1977

Academic Achievements

Honorary Colors Nelson Mandela Metropole University | 1985

Other Achievements

Chairperson Law Society NMMU | 1985

Founder Member SAWEN | 2004

Founder Trustee of Wheat Trust | 2003

President Student Representative Council Nelson Mandela Metrople University | 1985

First Woman in South Africa to have this position



International Service Provider

Leadership courses

Sustainability Council American University of Nigeria

Member - custodian of policy and implementation




Legal Aid volunteer

Councillor , 1989 - 2010

Oasis Community Projects

Coordinator of Projects, 2010 - 2012

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