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Gusti Coetzer

Gusti Coetzer

Executive Search Senior Recruiter

Executive Search Senior Recruiter in association with pinpoint
one human resources.

Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer has been in the executive search recruitment industry since 1990 and is currently an Executive Search Senior Recruiter in association with pinpoint one human resources. Before this, she was an academic and held executive human resources positions in the motor and retail industries, as well as with the Chamber of Mines.

Over the years, she has gained credibility as a headhunter in the executive search industry in terms of delivery, cross-cultural sensitivity and being a top biller. Gusti is a generalist executing largely Executive level (C-suite), Non-Executive Directors and specialised skills searches. She has demonstrated an ability to work for clients in various industries such as banking and insurance, energy, fast-moving consumer goods, industrial, mining, telecommunications, agriculture and parastatals.

Furthermore, Gusti has an established client track record with Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) companies and she has gained recognition in the recruitment of executives from different ethnicities. She has also executed numerous cross-border assignments for different locations in Sub-Saharan Africa such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. She has an in-depth knowledge of conducting business in Africa.

Gusti holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma (cum laude) in Industrial Relations from the University of South Africa. She is registered with the Health Profession’s Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She speaks English, Afrikaans and her Xhosa is fair.

Her interests, when she is not in the office, includes an appreciation of classical music and spending time in nature with her friends. She’s an enthusiastic cook and collects cookbooks of different countries, cultures and regions and keeps her wine cellar well catalogued.

Specialities: Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers, Financial Directors,
Commercial Directors / Marketing Directors, Chief Information Officers, Head of Legal and specialised skills executives such as skills in disruptive technologies, as well as Competency Based Assessments and Board Strategy Facilitation.