ClaudiaBaptistaClaudia Pinto Baptista

South Africa



Occupational Information

Occupation: Human Resources

Position: HR Advisor at Rio Tinto Management Services South Africa

Professional History

Claudia Pinto Baptista is the HR Officer at Rio Tinto Johannesburg.  Claudia provides human resource support to Rio Tinto Management Services and Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration, servicing clients in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Her work includes recruitment, psychometrics, induction, visa applications, IA coordination, legislative guidance, participating in grievances, performance management, creation and issuing of employment contracts, updating policies and procedures.  She began her corporate career at Rio Tinto Management Services South Africa in 2011, at the Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique project.  Prior to Rio Tinto, she worked in the retail and FMCG sector.

Claudia is passionate about human development and how one may reach ones full potential. Claudia puts this into practice through practicing a healthy lifestyle and pushing herself mentally and physically by living an active life and by training daily in the Chinese martial art, Kung Fu.  A quote by Bruce Lee best describes how life should be lived: “Absorb what is useful; discard what is not; add what is uniquely your own”


BCom in Industrial Psychology (Professional) from the University of Johannesburg
BCom Industrial Psychology Honours Degree from the University of South Africa
Programme in Human Resource Management from the University of South Africa


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow