Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer

Director: Executive Search

Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer is a founding member of Talent Africa and a shareholder. She is a Director of the Executive Search division and oversees the Assessment of Human Capital division. She assists in the coaching services practice and board strategy facilitation.
Gusti commenced her career in executive search in 1990. Prior to 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 in the search industry in terms of delivery, tenacity and being a top biller. Gusti is a generalist executing largely CEO and Non-Executive Director search assignments. She has demonstrated an ability to work for clients in various industries such as banking, energy, FMCG, industrial, insurance, mining, professional services and telecommunications and agriculture.

Furthermore, Gusti has an established client track record with black empowerment companies and she has gained recognition in the recruitment of executives from previously disadvantaged communities. She has also executed numerous expatriate assignments for different locations in Africa such as Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana and Namibia

Gusti holds a Masters 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). Gusti speaks English, Afrikaans and her Xhosa is fair.

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