Dieter Veldsman

Dieter Veldsman, Ph.D, is an organizational psychologist with a passion for HR. He has more than 15 years of experience across the HR value chain and lifecycle, having worked for and consulted with various multinational corporations in Europe, Asia and Africa. He has held the positions of CHRO, organizational effectiveness executive and organizational design and development principal. He regularly speaks at international conferences and industry panels on strategic HR, the future of work and organizational development. In addition, he co-hosts a monthly podcast called “HR Hot Topics,” which discusses events impacting the world of HR and interviews leading HR practitioners as part of his HR Dialogues Videocast series.

Marna van der Merwe

Marna van der Merwe is an organizational psychologist and subject matter expert at The Academy to Innovate HR. She has more than 12 years of experience in the human resources domain, focusing on organizational effectiveness and strategic talent management. Her research areas of interest are talent management, specifically the evolution of talent management within the fourth industrial revolution, experience design and the changing nature of careers within this context. Marna holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology and is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Johannesburg.