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Laura Mokgadi Machaba-Abiodun


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Laura Mokgadi Machaba-Abiodun

EY (Ernst &Young) Senior Partner

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Polokwane South Africa

Global Alliance Executive with passion to unlock economic value at the intersection of large corporations, government and entrepreneurial leaders . She serves as an organizational consultant and leadership coach to top executives. Advices CEOs and Chairman of boards on critical issues such as selection of people. succession planning and leadership brand. Helps board become a competitive advantage and executives to leverage leadership capability for strategic growth.

Continues the same work in her appointment as Director & Senior Partner at EY as Strategic Alliance Leader & Coordinating Partner. She is currently in Atlanta, GA, USA to grow the SA and Africa, Emerging business markets.

Contact details

O: +16784670323

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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Senior Partner / Director | Alliance, TMT & GPS | Ernst & Young
Sandton, South Africa | 2012 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Chairman | Argus Voting Trust
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - present

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Premier ICT Advisory Member | North West Provincial Government
Mafikeng, South Africa | 2008 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Previous Position(s)

Group Chief Human Resources Officer & Strategic Advisor (interim) | Alexander Forbes Equity Holding Group
Sandton, South Africa | 2010 - 2011

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Chairman, Remuneration, HR, Social, Ethics & Transformation Committee | AVUSA LTD
Joahnnesburg, South Africa | 2010 - November 2012

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Non Executive Director | HRC | South African Revenue Services
Pretoria, South Africa | 2008 - November 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Council Member | The Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA)
Sandton, South Africa | 2008 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Independent Non-Executive Director | AVUSA LTD
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2007 - November 2012

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors | American International School of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2007 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Executive Head, Talent & Brand | WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD
Cape Town, South Africa | 2005 - 2007

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Founder and Chairman | AMC International Group (AMCIG)
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2005 - November 2012

Consulting and Project Management

Educational history


Mokomene High School, Botlokwa, South Africa (1980)


Harvard University

Boston, South Africa | 2001 - 2001

Organizatlonal Change Leadership (OCM) - Leadership

Dominican University (Rosary College)

Chicago United States Of America, United States of America | 1995 - 1995

MBA - Organizational Leadership

Governor State University

Chicago, United States of America | 1994 - 1994

Master of Arts in Communication & Training - Human Performance Technology

University of Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1986 - 1986

Higher Diploma in Education Postgraduate (HDipEd) - Information Systems

University of the North

Turfloop Sovenga South Africa, South Africa | 1981 - 1984

B.Comm (Law) - Law and Accounting



media exposure

Sunday Times, Business Day, The New Age, Financial Mail, Catalyst and BWASA Directors | 2011



Alpha Kappa Alpha AKA Psi Tau Omega Chapter

Founding/Charter Member & Chairman Finance Committee, 2013 - 2015

Continues as Global General Member

Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA)

Member, 2006 - present

Black Management Forum (BMF)

Member, 1986 - present

Advancement of Black Accountants Southern Africa (ABASA)

Member, 1986 - present

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