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Renée Petzer, Partner

Expertise: Business Information, IT, Leadership Development and Coaching

Region: Africa, Middle East

“I am passionate about people and our remarkable ability to adapt and grow. I foster, develop and deepen my own understanding of holistic and systemic worlds and am passionate about seeing the world and its people in an integrated way. I believe that no singular consulting blueprint exists for any one company and that solutions are, more often than not, the simple straight forward ones”

Renée built a corporate career in the Mining and Financial Services sectors and then in FMCG at British American Tobacco. In a career that spanned 25 years, she held senior executive positions as Global Head of Business Information for Marketing and Regional Head of IT for Africa Middle East. Renée also works as an executive coach, specialising in integral development coaching with individuals and teams.

As a corporate executive, Renée lead and supported major change programmes working with the core of the organization and directly with the customer and consumer: this includes leading significant changes in trade marketing and distribution and the secondary supply chain (South Africa, Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia), implementing consolidated and global trade marketing solutions, driving for a single source of regional business information and spearheading the aspiration for a global business information platform and solutions for the Marketing function. As an executive coach, Renée is working with executives to develop their capacity to effectively deal with an ever-changing and increasingly complex business environment.

Renée holds a masters degree in Systems Thinking from the University of Cape Town and is a certified Integral Development Coach through New Ventures West in San Francisco. In her drive to learn about the latest on leadership coaching, she is a certified Enneagram Assessor (Integrative Solutions) and a student of Conscience Embodiment (Conscience Embodiment Institute - Wendy Palmer) and an on-going student of the Enneagram and NVC. Renée’s direct, open and honest approach, drive, vigour and capacity for fun distinguish her for her clients.

Renée is South African, living in Nigeria with her family. She has a daughter and twins sons. She is fluent in English and Afrikaans, with a good grasp of Dutch and German. She loves yoga, exercising outdoors, travel, gardening and working with people.