Dr Liziwe Masoga

Dr. Liziwe Masoga

SVP and Chief HR Officer, Massmart 

Dr Liziwe Masoga is a seasoned Executive who has worked in Retail and Financial Services industries over the last 25 years. She is passionate about inspiring people to be their best, building resilience and using her influence to address societal challenges e.g. youth unemployment; diversity, equity & inclusion. In the last decade, she has positively contributed to driving transformation in the organisations she has worked in. Dr Masoga has had several speaking engagements through conferences, seminars and roundtables. Her ability to use storytelling in addressing complex and sometimes sensitive topics makes her relatable.

An organisational Psychologist by profession, Dr Masoga holds a Doctorate in Consulting Psychology. She also completed an Executive Development Programme through Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in London. It is this combination of sound academic rigour and a successful corporate career at executive levels that makes Dr Masoga a sought-after executive, academic, speaker, coach and mentor.

Dr Masoga is a Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Massmart. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cape Town. She is an Expert Panelist for the 2021 Edition of the GDIB (Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks). She is a Director and Co-Chair of City Year (SA), a youth service organisation founded in 2005 with the aim of reducing youth unemployment through offering opportunities for young people to serve by supporting disadvantaged schools with after school support programmes

Dr Masoga was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa and understood at a young age that education was the only way to beat the odds stacked against her and other people of her generation. She is married with 4 children, the family loves travelling, creating memories and enjoying new experiences.