Lauren Bhayat

Lauren joined Biovac in February 2011 and holds the role of Chief People & Brand Officer. She is an invitee of the Board and a member of the Biovac Executive team.

Her mandate is:

  • To co-create and drive the development and ongoing refinement of Biovac’s corporate brand strategy and lead the execution thereof.
  • To facilitate a people centric company culture that keeps our people effective, engaged and driven.
  • To oversee the attraction, development, succession, and retention of Biovac’s internal and external talent pool.
  • To create and maintain a learning economy that consistently build product development, drug substance and aseptic product manufacturing skills bench strength for the company, the country, the continent, and the world.

Lauren obtained her Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Cape Town in 2000. She has a range of further certifications, including Organisational Development, Leadership Development and Transformation.

Her HR career spans over more than 20 years in industry. Prior to joining Biovac she held the role of National HR Manager at Nedbank. She has held various positions with key blue chip companies such as Safmarine, Maersk Sealand, Transunion and the Litha Healthcare Group. With her diverse industry knowledge across Financial Services and Banking, Shipping, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors, she has developed strong expertise across the full spectrum of Human Capital Leadership.