Sibongile Kuhlane


Sibongile Kuhlane is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Johannesburg office and is a member of the global Industrial, Mining & Metals, and Human Resources Officers practices. With more than thirteen years’ experience in executive search, she focuses on the industrial sector where she conducts engagements for general management, non-executive directors, and c-suite leadership roles in sub-Saharan Africa. Her clients include state-owned entities, listed companies as well as multinationals. She has completed several board effectiveness reviews for listed entities across different sectors.


Before re-joining Heidrick and Struggles in August 2015, Sibongile owned a niche executive search consultancy focusing on the industrial sector, where she was responsible for the overall search business including building and maintaining client relationships.


University of Fort Hare, Degree in Library and Information Science

University of Pretoria, Certificate in Information and Knowledge Management