Portia Moyo is a Principal at Pedersen & Partners, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms. Moyo is an Executive Search and Human Resources professional with over two decades of experience gained while serving in executive roles with public and privately-owned entities. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Ms. Moyo was the Lead Partner for a South African professional services firm specialising in Executive Search, where her search mandate portfolio included placements for C-Suite roles such as CFO, COO, HRD, and Chief Digital Officer in various sectors, with a focus on the financial industry. Earlier in her career, she spent four years with Absa Group Limited, a South Africa-based financial services group, where she led, managed, and championed the company’s employee participation strategy and programmes across Africa.
Ms. Moyo holds a Master’s degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa, and has completed the Strategic Leadership Programme at the GIBS University of Pretoria. In addition to her native Ndebele and Zulu, Ms. Moyo is fluent in English and can communicate in French. She has written a number of articles on leadership for some of South Africa’s top business publications, such as Business Day and The Sunday Times.