About the founder: Mr Sam Tsima

sam tsimaSam Tsima is Executive Business Coach, and the President & Chairperson: Cometsa GoC International (Pty) Ltd (GoC = Group of Companies), Non-Executive Director of South Africa – German Training Services (SAGTS), Project Consultant of Dr Richard Maponya Institute for Skills and Entrepreneurship Development; Member of the Panel of Advisors: Shanduka Black Umbrellas Incubator (Gauteng Region), former Vice-President: Stakeholder Relations, Institute of People Management (IPM), South Africa, member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA); member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Registered Coach & Member of Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (Comensa), and member of the Worldwide ERC

He is former Programme Manager: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria;

Before Sam went full time on Cometsa Group in July 2009, he was Regional Human Resources Director: Sub-Sahara Africa at Motorola SA (Pty) Ltd, reporting into the Middle East Africa Region in Dubai. He is the former Manager: Centre of Expertise-Group Diversity Management at Sasol Group, responsible for Employment Equity, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Black Economic Empowerment (from HR perspective), Accelerated Leadership Development Programme (ALDP), and Sasol HIV/Aids Response Programme (SHARP).

Before joining Sasol, on the 1st December 2002, Sam was with ABSA Group for seven years (10/1995-11/2002) as the Group Consultant: Employment Equity. He worked for Siemens AG (Cologne, Germany) as Corporate Trainee for two years, and Siemens Ltd (Johannesburg, South Africa) as Commercial Administrator, and later Head of Commercial Training for three years.

Sam has a strong Commercial Administration background after training and working in Germany over four years (1988 – 1992). He did his training at Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (Cologne), Kuehne & Nagel Luftfracht GmbH (Frankfurt International Airport), Lufthansa German Airlines Aircargo Centre (Frankfurt International Airport) and Siemens AG (Cologne) in Germany.

Sam is fluent in German Language and has the following German Language qualifications: Diplom Deutsch (Studiengemeintschaft Darmstadt) and Zertifikat Deutsch Stufe 5 (Carl Duisberg Centre Cologne). He is also qualified in Industriekaufmann (IHK, Germany), Certificate in Commercial Administration (CATS – South Africa German Training Services), Bachelor of Commerce – Transport Economics & Business Management (UNISA), Certificate in Sport Management (Allenby), Certificate in Sport Psychology (Intec), Youth Development Through Football Coach (YDF, GIZ), Level 1 Soccer Coaching Certificate (South African Football Association), and a Diploma in Practitioner Coaching (DIPC) from The Coaching Centre (TCC).

Sam is the former Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Wits University FC (now Bidvest Wits FC), in the Professional Soccer League (PSL).

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