The Team

André Pandy
André Pandy

Founder and Managing Director of The Human Insights Corporation.

He has worked in both Emerging and Developed markets over a 27-year period and has accumulated a wealth of insights on human and organizational dynamics in the Automotive, Healthcare and FMCG industries.

His experience includes living and working in Ethiopia and the United States. He has provided leadership at a Board as well as a Global level for several organizations.

These include General Motors South Africa (previously known as Delta Motor Corporation (PTY) LTD), Pioneer Foods, Coca-Cola Sabco (PTY) LTD and most recently Johnson and Johnson where he has held several Senior Director roles amongst others: Senior HR Director EMEA Emerging Markets, Senior Talent Director EMEA and Senior HR Director North America Skincare.

André has a B.Com (Cum Laude) from the University of the Western Cape and a B.Com (Hons) from the University of Port Elizabeth.

André has recently become an author and has written a book titled Talent Value Management – Liberating Organisation Growth.

Monika Navandar
Monika Navandar

Managing Partner, The Human Insights Corporation.

She has diverse experience in multiple industries in both the Emerging and Developed markets. Her roles have been at a strategic level to support the global C-suite leaders. In her 13 years of experience, she has been in various HR leadership roles in India, Singapore, Dubai and the USA.

Her past organizations include Johnson & Johnson, HSBC, IBM, Volkswagen, Persistent Systems Limited and Merck Pharma. Her last assignment was with J&J’s Global Office of Diversity & Inclusion where she worked as Global HR Leader – Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion. Some of her projects were presented in the White House. Her work was recognized by World HRD Congress and she received a Global Diversity Leadership award.

Monika holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, USA and a Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT, India.

She is passionate about networking, public speaking and travelling.

Nathalie Athallah
Nathalie Atallah

Nathalie has 15 years of HR leadership experience with leading multinational corporations across multiple industries in developed and emerging markets.

Although Nathalie’s HR career began in the U.S. and France with Schering-Plough Corporation, she headed east to Dubai with Motorola. Her most recent roles included Regional HR Director for Johnson & Johnson and with Smith & Nephew covering diverse geographies from Middle East/North Africa to Russia and Turkey.

Nathalie possesses strong multicultural relationship management and HR partnering skills and has a track record of successfully building high performing, highly engaged organizations within complex local and matrix structures.

She was a speaker at the Human Assets Expansion Summit MENA in Dubai in 2010 on “Transforming HR from Traditional to Business Partner: J&J Case study” where HR transformations were beginning to touch organizations in the Middle East.

Nathalie holds an International MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in the U.S. and Bachelor of Arts degree in Government/French from the University of Texas at Austin.

She is fluent in French, conversant in Arabic, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Steve Harrison
Steve Harrison

Partner, The Human Insights Corporation.

He draws on over 28 years of multi-functional and international FMCG and Financial Services experience with a proven track record in HR strategy, organization design & effectiveness and change management.

He was in Senior Director-level roles in 3 separate disciplines (Finance, Customer Management & HR) with experience split across three of the world’s most respected organizations (Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and Generali) and across 4 different countries (UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy).

His positions include Group HR Director for Operations, Marketing and Strategy at Generali (Italy), Regional HR Director for Johnson & Johnson’s Commercial and Supply Chain functions within its $5bn Consumer sector (EMEA), and HR Director of Unilever’s European Supply Chain Company (Switzerland).

Steve is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CIMA) with a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and an Executive Masters from HEC (Paris) and Oxford Said.

Candice Morkel
Candice Morkel

Candice Morkel (Mphil) is an accomplished Monitoring, Evaluation and public policy practitioner with over 18 years’ experience in the public and non-profit sectors. She spent more than 7 years at Senior and Top Management levels in the Office of the Premier (Eastern Cape, South Africa) as an M&E Specialist. Ms Morkel has led teams in translating policy to strategy, aligning budgets and plans as well as the development of performance indicators for effective monitoring and evaluation. One of Ms Morkel’s key focus areas is developing “line of sight” - the meaningful alignment of departmental strategies to national policy mandates and the operationalisation of these into measurable, costed plans.

Ms Morkel has provided government leaders with insightful reviews on public sector performance and is particularly valued for her acuity for qualitative research and the synthesis of information into user-friendly reports, such as the North West Poverty Profile. As a leader in her field, Ms Morkel served as Chair of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) from 2008-2010, which has seen it gain international respect for its engaged collaboration with the public sector. Ms Morkel has also contributed, on invitation, a case-study to a book (published in 2015 by Stellenbosch University) entitled: Evaluation Management in South Africa (editors Cloete, F, de Coning, C and Rabie, B.). She has presented papers, been a panellist and chaired a number of conference panels for SAMEA and Statistics South Africa, from 2008.

Ms Morkel honed her research skills both as a Non-Profit Researcher and as the Research Coordinator for the Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) at the School of Governance and Business Leadership, North West University in 2004. Her course facilitation on research methods and coaching to MBA/L students dramatically improved throughput rates.

Ms Morkel specialised in group and relational Conflict and Conflict Management earlier in her career, practising both counselling/mediation and graduate teaching (Department of Peace Studies and International Relations: North West University, 2004). She has an Mphil in Confilct and Conflict Management (cum laude) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, a Postgraduate Diploma in M&E Methods from Stellenbosch University as well as a BA (Social Work) Degree from NMMU.

Vuyani Nxele

Vuyani Nxele is the founder of Most Valued Brother’s Services (Pty) Ltd, a consulting company focused on building highly motivated and performing Sales Teams.

He has 16 years experience in the FMCG industry. He’s first 12 years includes holding various roles in the Sales sand in Training Departments at Coca-Cola Sabco. Since then he has performed the role of a Sales Capability Development Consultant in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Sri Lanka and Turkey for Coca-Cola Sabco and other Coca-Cola Bottlers.

He is passionate about helping his clients achieve targeted results through sales force excellence. He specializes in diagnosing and addressing the issues, challenges and concerns that impact the values, attitudes and capability of a sales team and the activities they execute in order to achieve the targeted results.

He is also just as passionate about developing training content as he is about facilitating it. He’s customized, “Collaborating for Value – Winning in Emerging Markets “ training programme, which focuses on the Perfect Day Routines of a Coca-Cola Sales Rep was endorsed by The Coca-Cola Company Atlanta as the official Sales Training Programme for all Emerging Markets Coca-Cola Bottlers in the world.