The Black Management Forum is pleased to congratulate Sharmla Chetty on her appointment as Duke CE’s new President of Global Markets.

“The partnership between Duke CE and the BMF spans over a decade so we really got to know the institution and the person leading it”, said BMF Deputy President Tasneem Fredericks

Chetty is a strong advocate of female leadership and youth. The Women Leading Africa Board Leadership is an initiative she founded to increase the representation of women on boards and she is also one of the founding members of a mentoring circle designed to expose South African youth to business. The #MillionYoungMinds live stream is another initiative launched by Chetty as part of the Davos of Human Capital to get young people ready for the technology changes impacting our society.

The Duke CE South Africa office was opened by Chetty in 2007 and since then, she has catapulted the organisation into Africa’s leading leadership development provider which was ranked #1 in Africa according to The Financial Times 2019 rankings for custom executive education.

Duke CE has been at the forefront in disrupting executive education for the past 20 years and as part of her new role, Chetty will lead Duke CE’s global client business in customized executive education.

“Chetty epitomises what it means to want it all and to work hard to get it. She is a selfless leader who knows how to bring the best out in people”, Fredericks continued.

“We wish her well in her new role and look forward to another decade of meaningful engagements between Duke CE and the BMF”, Fredericks concluded.

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About the Black Management Forum

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) has been in existence for 42 years. It is a thought-leadership organisation with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation in our country, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. The BMF stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership and the creation of managerial structures and processes that reflect the demographics and values of the wider society.

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