Antalis SA Appoints New HR Director

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Antalis South Africa (Pty) Limited has appointed Simona Marchese as Director of Human Resources.

This follows recognition of the strategic importance of the HR function within the organisation said Managing Director, Raymond Waldeck. ‘We have always known that our people are one of our key strengths. Fulfilling this position is a reflection of this and of the continued emphasis on people in our organisation going forward.’

He said that this is even more so in light of the changes that the industry is going through. ‘We are in a watershed period and how we approach the next few years will determine how we are positioned in the future. We know where we want to be and our investment into HR is part of this strategy.’

Marchese said she felt comfortable at Antalis from day one. ‘It was a good fit from the word go. I immediately felt an affiliation for the team and environment they have created.’

She is looking forward to making a contribution to the company. ‘With the industry at a cross roads, maximum emphasis needs to be placed on leveraging human potential to meet organisational goals and successfully enter into the new era. I am confident in my ability in enabling, empowering and engaging our employees for this purpose.’

With 14 years in the management of Human Resources and Industrial Relations in large, multi-national FMCG and manufacturing organisations, Marchese brings a vast experience to the company. em new levels of workflow simplification, relationship-building and task automation.