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GIBS Business School
Business Unity South Africa CEO

Tanya Cohen is the CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). Tanya, known for representing business locally and internationally at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), joined BUSA on 1 January 2017. Since taking over the helm at BUSA, Tanya has led the development and implementation of the 2017 - 2019 BUSA Strategy, including the Business Approach to Black Economic Transformation for Inclusive Growth.

Before joining BUSA, Tanya was the managing director of the Retail Association, and prior to that worked at Woolworths in stakeholder relations, transformation, and employee relations. During this time, she has been engaged in social dialogue at a multilateral and international level where she has worked with the ILO on many projects. Tanya holds her BA, LLB, LLM from Wits and has served as chairperson of the CCMA Governing Body and as a Commissioner of Employment Equity.

Tanya’s focus at BUSA is to ensure that BUSA is positioned to influence the necessary conditions for inclusive growth and employment – this involves transformation in its broadest sense.

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