Sam Tsima Cometsa Group

Sam Tsima is the President & Chairperson: Cometsa Group, , Vice-President: Stakeholder Relations, Institute of People Management (IPM), South Africa, , Chairperson Gauteng Steering Committee: Sport For Social Change Network (SSCN) Southern Africa, , member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), , member of Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (Comensa), ; member of Deutscher Fachverband Coaching (German Professional Coaches Association, DFC), , and Member of the Panel of Advisors: Shanduka Black Umbrellas Incubator (Gauteng Region),
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 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), and Level 1 Soccer Coaching Certificate (South African Football Association).
Professional Membership: Institute of People Management (IPM), Southern African Society for Cooperative Education (SASCE), Arterial Network, SA-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Cometsa Friends & Supporters Club, and Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IOD), and South African Masters & Legends Football Association. Sam is the former Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Wits University FC (now Bidvest Wits FC).
Board Membership: Institute of People Management (IPM); Central Johannesburg College for FurtherEducation Training (CJC), South Africa German Training Service – SAGTS (training arm of SA-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry), and Southern African Society for Cooperative Education (SASCE)
Committees Membership: Chairperson Audit Committee Central Johannesburg College, Human Resources Advisory Committee Durban University of Technology, Annual Convention Organizing Committee Institute of People Management., and Europe Middle East Africa Advisory Committee Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.