Philimon Chitagu

GM - HR, Schweppes Zimbabwe Ltd.

Philimon Chitagu

General Manager-HR & Administration
Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited


Current Position and others in their order of occurrence are:
HR Director-Schweppes Holdings Africa Limited; GM-HR-Schweppes Holdings Africa Limited; HR Executive-Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited; HR Services Manager-Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited; HR Officer, HR Manager and acting Group HR Manager-Caps Holdings Pvt Ltd; Executive Officer (HR and Administration) (Gvt)-SMED; Acting Principal Executive Officer (Gvt)-Education-Masvingo; Senior Personnel Clerk and Acting Executive Officer (Gvt)-Education-Masvingo); Personnel Clerk (Gvt) (Education-Masvingo); Health Information Officer (Statistician)-Ministry of Health (Masvingo). 24 solid years in HR and in business.

Key Qualifications (Professional Or Academic):
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA HON), Holder of MBA; Bachelor of Management in Industrial and Labour Studies; IPMZ Diploma; Industrial and Labour Studies Diploma; Master Balance Scorecard Certification; Chartered HR Professional (CHRP-G) and Fellow Member (IPMZ); Certified Personal Profile Assessment (PPA); PhD Candidate focusing on Thesis Topic “Transformative Leadership Through Bonding Culture”-Da Vinci Institute of Technology (RSA).

(IPMZ-Fellow and CHRP). A member since 1994.
Key Conferences/Conventions Attended Or Addressed (if addressed indicate topics where possible). –
Phil is an International Speaker on a variety of HR matters and has presented the following papers: 2015 HR Directors’ Summit and Expo key speaker on “Performance Management and Presenter on the same-Johannesburg (SA); 2016World HRDCongress – Speaker on Building Sustainable Leadership Pipeline-Republic of India-February 2016; Panel Speaker ON Employee Engagement at Africa Best Employer Brands in Mauritius (2015)-December 2015 and World HRD Congress-Speaker (Developing Global Leadership)-February 2017, Presented a paper on Future of Work at World HRD in February 2018 (Republic of India), How To Remain Focused and Be Profitable (Commonwealth University-UAE) etc, Panel Speaker on Best Employer Brands-Republic of Mauritius (2016)

Other Key Career Achievements
Phil has achieved the following;Designed and implemented Schweppes Zimbabwe’s customized Performance Management System (CABAL-combination of Compass Aligned and Balance Score Card) which incorporates performance and talent potential - that has been adopted by other companies; Designed and Implemented Sustainable Leadership Coaching; Designed and Implemented Sustainable Coaching and Mentoring; Designed and Implemented Leadership Master Class with a view to build Sustainable Leadership Development and Career Development; Designed and Implemented Leadership Transformation for the Group; Designed and Implemented Employee Engagement Framework; Implemented leave automation (online approvals); Designed and Implemented automation of HR Policies and Procedures; Sourced 256 stands for employees across the group. Stands for employees at different levels of development; Implemented automation of pay advice slips as opposed to printing hard copies, have recently implemented Strengths Based Culture for SHAL Group.

Phil achieved the following: Africa HR Leadership Award (2014-Mauritius); 100 Most Influential Global HR Professional-World HR Congress-Republic of India-2015; 100 Most Influential Global HR Professional-World HR Congress-Republic of India-2016; Africa Best Employer Brands-2015 (Mauritius); Africa Best Employer Brands-2016 (Mauritius); Current IPMZ/EMCOZ Overall Employer of Choice; IPMZ/EMCOZ Employer of Choice; Leading Change and Transformation (EAG HR Systems Academy-Coca-Cola System), Africa HR Professional of the Year 2017. Schweppes achieved 74% Employee Engagement Index in 2018 from 59.2% in 2017 as adjudged by company research called Industrial Psychology Consultants.

Board Participation
Phil participates in the following: National Employment Council for Soft Drinks Manufacturing (Employers’ Association Chairperson); Schweppes Employee Share Trust and Whaterton Board Member; Pension Trustee Principal Officer; Labour Committee-EMCOZ; Tripartite Labour Law Advisory Council Member (Ministry of Labour); IPMZ Councillor and PR Committee Member-2015 to 2017 July; World HRD Advisory Council/Board Member from 2015; Vice President HR (IPMZ 2017-2019), General Purpose Committee (REMCOM)-SHAL

Membership Status
IPMZ member in good standing
Gallup Strengths CoachingSignature Themes-Arranger; Restorative; Responsibility; Individualization and Woo.



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