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Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer

South Africa
Region: Europe/Middle East/Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 11 771 4800

Signium Africa
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Practice Groups: Life Sciences, Consumer, Industrial, Financial Services, Professional Services, Technology, Board Services


Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer is a founding member and major shareholder of Talent Africa now Signium Africa. She is a Director of the Executive Search division and also assists in the assessment and coaching services practice, as well as 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 industry, retail industry, as well as with the Chamber of Mines.

Over the years, she has gained credibility as a headhunter in the executive search industry in terms of delivery, cross-cultural sensitivity 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, 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 cross-boarder assignments for different locations in Africa such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.  She has an in-depth knowledge of conducting business in sub-Saharan Africa.

Gusti holds a Master’s 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.

When she is not in the office you will find Gusti in a wine cellar enjoying Baccus’ blessings and spending time in nature with her friends.