RBS appoints Executive Head of People

27 October 2015 RBS
Deseree van den Berg.

Deseree van den Berg.

Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS) has announced the appointment of Deseree van den Berg as Executive Head of People, a new role introduced within the company. In the role van den Berg will spearhead employee relations and the execution of strategic human resource (HR) activities.

With her experience as a ‘get the job done’ manager, van den Berg previously held the title of Head of HR Metropolitan Retail Division at JSE-listed group Metropolitan (rebranded MMI after merger with Momentum). By managing a large team of HR professionals and overseeing HR functions for the company’s approximately 5 600 employees, she gained vast expertise across the entire HR value chain by overseeing the implementation and management of effective HR strategies and operations.

Armed with a BCompt Degree, van den Berg offers specialist ability with metrics, analytics, as well as a deep understanding of statistical data, equipping her to make complex and strategic decisions that seek to generate positive change within the organisation.

Michael Petersen, CEO of RBS, says that in support of the RBS’s aggressive growth strategy – which will see the company expanding its offerings and services - it is crucial that the company renews its focus on culture, training and development, as well as talent selection and management. “Our people are our most valued asset and provide us with our competitive advantage. Without the right people, we cannot reach our goals.

“We are pleased to welcome van den Berg to the RBS Group and believe her noteworthy experience and skillset will have a positive impact on the company and aid in reaching our strategic goals and growth ambitions,” concludes Petersen.

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