Kogie Govender

South Africa


South Africa 2015

Mentored by:

Katy Knox


Owner and Manager, Express Employment Professionals

Mrs. Kogie Govender is the owner and manager of Express Employment Professionals, a national and international franchised professional recruitment agency she created in 2010. Since 2007, she has also served as projects manager for the Foundation for Professional Development, a higher education institution that provides clinical training for HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa.

Kogie brings to the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) community of South Africa a record of exceptional leadership skills through her HIV/AIDS training initiatives, and strategic vision through her community outreach programs in the outskirts of the rural areas of KZN. In 2014 alone, over 15,000 community members were offered training in various HIV/AIDS related courses. She was recently voted chairperson of the women’s forum for HIV/AIDS.

From 1982 to 2009, Kogie served at the Department of Health in KZN in various positions, including HR manager from 2010 to date. She currently serves on the Durban Chamber HR forum. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from the University of South Africa. 

Mentored by:

Katy Knox

United States of America

Trip: South Africa 2015