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Board Chairperson

Dr Jerry Gule

BA, Diploma in Education, MEd, EdM, EdD, Diploma in Company Direction, F.Inst. D

Dr Jerry Gule is the CEO of the Institute of People Management (IPM). Prior to joining the IPM, he founded Gule Executive Coaching (Pty) Limited in 2016 after successfully completing the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach Training at the University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Professional Business Coaching Programme in 2015. During his career as an HR Executive he was an internal coach and mentor to middle and senior managers.

Dr Gule joined TOTAL in August 2003 where he was first appointed Human Capital Consultant responsible for the company’s transformation programme to ensure compliance with the Petroleum and Liquid Fuels Charter. He was promoted to General Manager: Transformation and assumed oversight over the Purchasing Division to guide the implementation of the company’s affirmative procurement spend totalling over R2 billion for goods and services. In 2007 Dr Gule was appointed General Manager HR and Transformation, a position he relinquished in October 2014 when he assumed the position of General Manager: TOTAL Marketing Services Competency Centre (Pty) Limited, a company wholly owned by TOTAL Paris, France.

He is the former Chairperson of the South African Employers for Disability (SAE4D), a non-profit and member organisation formed by leading companies to drive disability inclusion in the workplace, and also Love Trust, a charity organisation that promotes quality education for vulnerable children nation-wide.

Dr Gule holds a BA degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of Botswana and Swaziland and a Master of Education (MEd) from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He obtained a Master of Education (EdM) and a Doctor of Education (EdD) from Harvard University, USA. This was followed by a Diploma in Company Direction, Institute of Directors /Graduate Institute of Management (GIMT) and has been awarded the designation of Fellow Member Institute of Directors (F.Inst. D) in December 2016.
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