Webhelp appoints Tammy Chetty as South Africa’s new Managing Director, Operations

Webhelp is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Chetty as the new Managing Director of South Africa operations.

Tammy joins the business from Harambee, whom Webhelp have a longstanding partnership with to bring career opportunities to young people in South Africa. Since 2014, Tammy has been Chief Operating Officer for the Harambee Academy, and the National Client Services and Western Cape Executive of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator.

Drawing on the wealth of experience Tammy brings with her from Harambee, this is a huge opportunity for Webhelp to further increase diversity and inclusion across all areas of the business as they continue to build a sustainable business in South Africa and deliver on their ambition to employ candidates from disadvantaged communities through impact sourcing models.

Bringing over two decades of private sector business management and sales experience with her as well, Tammy has held senior roles in the Business Banking division working for Barclays (Absa) where she led a team of over 2000 people.

Commenting on her new role, Tammy Chetty said: “I am excited to be joining the team at Webhelp as I’ve had first-hand positive experiences of the values and culture that so resonates with me. Their People first and Client at the centre approach has made a significant impact to the growth of the Webhelp business and sector in South Africa. Making a difference in communities through impact sourcing has stood out for me as a beacon of hope and sustainable practice in growing the business further. I am eager to get stuck in and be a part of the next phase of the journey and continue to build on their exceptional global reputation in the BPO sector.”

As the first female MD for South Africa, Tammy joins Cathy Kalamaras, Melissa Naidoo Claassen and David Turner, Webhelps Chief Executive Officer for South Africa, UK and India in the country leadership team, with David commenting:

“Much has changed since we started our South Africa operations in 2014 so as we look at all areas of our business, this is a hugely exciting appointment for us. The Webhelp story in South Africa is one of tremendous growth, with nearly 5500 people now working across locations at Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and our newly launched site in Durban. Our first female MD for South Africa, I’m really excited to be continuing our long-term relationship with Tammy as we officially welcome her to the team and to work with her to develop exciting new opportunities to grow our team of passionate game-changers in South Africa.”

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