Dawie Muller

Dawie Muller

Director, HR Advisory Services | Region: Southern Cape
Crowe DNA (Pty)Ltd

Professional Summary

Dawie is a seasoned HR Professional with more than 20 years local and international experience at British American Tobacco in Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Payroll and HR Shared Services. 

He is passionate about the contribution of Human Resources in the achievement of business strategy, and equally comfortable operating at a strategic level than getting his hands dirty in the detail. He has a practical approach, and is someone who provides solutions that contributes to the attainment of business objectives.


2019 to date HR Advisory Services, Crowe DNA

2016 - 2018  Regional Head of HR Shared Services, EEMEA: Responsible for Regional HR Shared Services for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, supporting 12,000 employees throughout 84 countries. 

2013 - 2016 HR Manager Operations, Southern Africa Area: Responsible for delivery of the full HR Scope for factories in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique & Zambia. 

2007 - 2012 Reward Manager, Southern Africa Markets: Responsible for end to end Compensation and Benefits delivery for South Africa Operations, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe. 

2002 - 2006 Manager HR Shared Services, South Africa: Responsible for HR Shared Services delivery for South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

1997 - 2001 Various roles in Finance and HR

Professional Affiliations

  • South African Reward Association


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Industrial Psychology, University of Stellenbosch 
  • Leadership Development Programme - Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria 
  • Africa Middle East HR Academy - Management Centre Europe (MCE)


Service Focus

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Incentive Scheme Design
  • Performance Management
  • HR Policies & Processes
  • Employee Relations
  • Business Restructuring
  • HR Shared Services

Industry Focus

  • FMCG
  • Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Agriculture / Farming
  • NPO’s