Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer

Director: Executive Search

Gusti is a founding member and shareholder of Talent Africa, now Signium Africa. She is a Director of the Executive Search division and also assists in the assessment and coaching services practice, as well as board strategy facilitation. Gusti commenced her career in executive search in 1990. Prior to this, she was an academic and held executive human resources positions in the motor industry, retail industry, as well as with the Chamber of Mines.

Over the years, she has gained credibility as a headhunter in the executive search industry in terms of delivery, cross-cultural sensitivity and being a top biller. Gusti is a generalist executing largely CEO and Non-Executive Director search assignments. She has demonstrated an ability to work for clients in various industries such as banking, energy, FMCG, industrial, insurance, mining, professional services, telecommunications and agriculture.

Furthermore, Gusti has an established client track record with black empowerment companies and she has gained recognition in the recruitment of executives from previously disadvantaged communities. She has also executed numerous cross-boarder assignments for different locations in Africa such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. She has an in-depth knowledge of conducting business in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Clients are always important but I am conscious that when headhunting an executive I am not only influencing their career and changing their life, but, by extension, touching their whole family”. 

Gusti holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma (cum laude) in Industrial Relations from the University of South Africa. She is registered with the Health Profession’s Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Gusti speaks English, Afrikaans and her Xhosa is fair.

When she is not in the office you will find Gusti in a wine cellar enjoying Baccus’ blessings and spending time in nature with her friends.

Cell:  +27 (0) 83 557 1600

Phone: +27 (0) 11 771 4800


Fax: +27 (0) 11 268 6318

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Tel: +27 (0) 11 771 4800
Fax: +27 (0) 11 268 6318
Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading executive recruitment company based in South Africa offering head-hunting and leadership consulting services in sub-Saharan Africa.