ClaudiaBaptistaClaudia Baptista

South Africa



Occupational Information

Job Title: HR Advisor at Rio Tinto Management Services South Africa

Professional History

Claudia is the HR Advisor, currently supporting Rio Tinto Management Services as well as Rio Tinto Mining and exploration.  Claudia’s profile currently covers South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia.  Her work includes but is not limited to; day to day HR activities, Visa/ Permit management, IA Coordination, Employee Relations, Performance management, onboarding, policy review, and management as well as HR legislative guidance.  Claudia started her corporate career at Rio Tinto in 2011, working on the large Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique project. Prior to Rio Tinto, she worked in the FMCG and retail sector.   

Claudia is passionate about Human Development and pushing people to their full potential.  In her free time, she practices the martial arts of Kung Fu, allowing her to push herself both physically and mentally to new limits. One of Claudia’s favorite quotes on how life should be best lived by Bruce Lee “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

Additional Search Tags: Human Resource,  Psychology, Human Development, Advisory, Visa/ Permit Management, Individual Augmentee, Legislative Guidance, FMCG, Retail



About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.