Executive Coach - South Asia

With extensive experience as an executive working in large corporations across Africa and the Middle East, Renée now supports senior leaders looking to develop their capacity to effectively deal with increasingly complex business environments.

Commercial Experience

Renée built a corporate career, spanning 25 years, in the mining and financial services sectors and then in FMCG at British American Tobacco. She held senior executive positions as Global Head of Business Information for Marketing and Regional Head of IT for Africa Middle East. Renée has led and supported major change programmes including leading significant changes in trade marketing and distribution and the secondary supply chain (South Africa, Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia).


Renée is passionate about people and their remarkable ability to adapt and grow. Her belief is that no singular blueprint exists for any one company and that the best solutions are, more often than not, the simple straight forward ones. She has a direct, open and honest approach. Her drive, vigour and capacity for fun distinguish her for her clients.

Coaching Experience

Renée has over 17 years’ experience as an executive coach and over 1500 coaching hours. She coached the e-MBA programme students at Graduate School of Business, Cape Town and worked with the School of Business, Stellenbosch University to assess their Master’s degree in Management Coaching for ICF accreditation readiness. She has worked as a mentor coach for the South Africa College of Applied Psychology (SACAP 2015). Her clients include Ford Motor Company, Johnson & Johnson, Multichoice Africa and IHS (Nigeria). Renée has extensive expatriate experience, having lived in the UK, Nigeria and Egypt. She is fluent in English and Afrikaans, with a good grasp of Dutch and German.


Certificate in Coaching Circles / Team Coaching – Impact Coaching Canada
Diploma in Coaching Supervision – Coaching Academy United Kingdom
Professional Coach Course (PCC) – Centre for Coaching, University of Cape Town
Associate Coach Course (ACC) – Centre for Coaching, University of Cape Town
Conscious Embodiment Level 1 – Conscious Embodiment Institute
Enneagram Assessment – Adfin International
Managing Global Business and GIBS Executive Leadership programme – Internal British American Tobacco
MPhil degree in Systems Thinking from the University of Cape Town


“Renée has the ability to quickly set a friendly tone and establish a solid relationship with the focus on her client. She has a relaxed approach, which is good when clients are stressed. I received several very good tips from her which I am still using myself and advising my direct reports to use when the occasion is right.” – Director, Global Clinical Research McNeil AB, 
a Johnson & Johnson Company