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South Africa

About Us

Located in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg's financial hub, our office serves as a strategic gateway to Africa. With a footprint extending from Johannesburg to various corners of Africa and, in some instances, reaching into Europe, Asia, and the Americas, we are a dynamic force in client servicing.


Our specialization spans key sectors including Financial Services, Insurance, Consulting, and Reinsurance. Our core disciplines encompass HR, Legal and Compliance, Finance, Underwriting, Claims, Actuaries, Shared Services, Accounting, General Management, as well as Executive Management roles, Directors, and Board-level Talent Acquisition.


Our comprehensive suite of services, including RPO, Contingency Search, Executive Search, Talent Mapping, Pipelining, Outplacement, HR and Talent Consulting, and Talent Branding/Attraction, forms the backbone of our commitment to excellence.


Each day, we stand as enablers, partnering with businesses worldwide to unearth the talent integral for propelling growth, amplifying profits, and nurturing enduring success.

Meet the Team
  • Vicki Bedeman
    Managing Partner
  • Vicki Bedeman
    Managing Partner

    In her role as Managing Partner at Antal International, Vicki Bedeman brings forth a wealth of experience and a fervent dedication to driving growth and fostering success. With an impressive career spanning more than twenty years in the recruitment and talent acquisition sector, Vicki has demonstrated an innate ability to identify lucrative opportunities and seamlessly connect businesses with top-tier professionals. Her LinkedIn profile showcases a plethora of commendations that underscore her commitment to excellence. Vicki's collaborative and strategic approach has consistently contributed to the expansion and advancement of the organizations she has collaborated. Adept at cultivating robust relationships, both with discerning clients in pursuit of exceptional talent and ambitious candidates striving for career advancement, Vicki stands out as a dynamic and forward-thinking leader. Her unwavering dedication to leveraging outstanding human resources for business growth reflects her visionary leadership style. Vicki eagerly anticipates the chance to forge partnerships aimed at charting a course towards collective triumph.

  • Chantel Mouton
    Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Chantel Mouton
    Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Chantel Mouton is a seasoned professional with a remarkable journey that showcases her transition from being a business owner and a National Committee chairwoman representing her industry on a World Council level to becoming a generalist Recruitment Consultant in 2015. This transition, while significant, was remarkably smooth, as the natural skills she honed as a leader seamlessly translated into the world of Talent Acquisition. However, it was her opportunity to work as a Specialist at the globally renowned and award-winning Talent Acquisition solutions company, Antal International, that truly allowed her to align her efforts with a more strategic approach.

    With the prestigious APSO ISPr designation from the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations, Chantel's commitment to continuous professional development is evident, reflecting her dedication to staying at the forefront of industry best practices. In her role as a specialist, Chantel's focus pivoted towards building connections, comprehending market dynamics, and understanding the unique needs of professionals within the non-life insurance niche, rather than just aiming to fill positions. This approach enables her to provide substantial value to professionals in this specialized market, offering services that go beyond placements. Chantel thrives in this role as it aligns perfectly with her core values. She relishes the opportunity to plan, lead, train, inspire, and motivate.

    Beyond her professional endeavours, Chantel is passionate about life itself. She cherishes each day as a blessing, holds every laugh as precious, and views each meal as a privilege. While she exhibits remarkable attention to detail in her work life, she maintains a perspective that doesn't dwell on minutiae in her personal life. Chantel's commitment to success extends beyond her career; she invests constant effort into thriving in her personal life, prioritizing time with loved ones and embracing the joys of laughter and love.

  • Lindsay Strauch
    Researcher
  • Lindsay Strauch
    Researcher

    Lindsay Strauch stands out as an indispensable professional renowned for her meticulous research acumen and exemplary administrative skills. Throughout her distinguished career, Lindsay's unwavering commitment to precision and her stellar contributions have garnered recognition from peers and collaborators. Lindsay's expertise lies in her ability to navigate intricate research tasks and manage administrative responsibilities with exceptional diligence. Her methodical approach and keen attention to detail are consistently lauded, underscoring her invaluable role in facilitating seamless operations. Colleagues hold her in high esteem for her collaborative spirit and adept communication, which complement her proficiency in research and administrative functions. Lindsay's consistent dedication to upholding the highest standards of quality is a cornerstone of her professional ethos, as highlighted by commendations from fellow professionals. Partnering with Lindsay assures not only a skilled professional but also a cornerstone of support in driving efficient research and administration to new pinnacles of excellence.

  • Benita Tallie
    Researcher
  • Benita Tallie
    Researcher

    Benita Tallie is a highly accomplished Senior Specialist Executive Researcher with a profound focus on Africa. With six years of dedicated experience in the field, Benita has consistently showcased her exceptional expertise and dedication to executive research. Currently a key member of the Antal International team, Benita's journey in the recruitment domain has been marked by her meticulous research skills and a deep understanding of the African market. Her dedication to finding top-tier talent is matched only by her commitment to delivering unparalleled service to clients.

     

    Before joining Antal International, Benita made her mark as an entrepreneur, where she successfully owned and operated Trace Masters for over two decades. During her tenure, she established a nationwide tracing service renowned for its up-to-date information supply. In 2005, Benita expanded her services by founding TallieV, a "sister" company specializing in obtaining Articles 57 and 58 signatures from debtors, along with credit card impounds for various financial institutions. Her extensive background reflects her diverse skill set, allowing her to offer clients a comprehensive solution without the need for outsourcing.

     

    Benita's commitment to excellence extends beyond her professional life; she's a lifelong learner, having received education from institutions like Stellenbosch Business School. Her passion for Africa, dedication to executive research, and extensive experience make her a valuable asset to the Antal International team.

  • Daryl Abbott
    Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant
  • Daryl Abbott
    Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

    Daryl is a dynamic and results-oriented professional with a proven track record in building connections and driving success in sales and recruitment. She brings with her almost 2 years of experience in Actuarial, Quants, and Analytics recruitment. With extensive experience in sales, she excels in nurturing relationships, surpassing targets, and delivering exceptional outcomes for clients. Transitioning into recruitment, she is passionate about guiding individuals towards fulfilling career opportunities while helping organizations secure top talent.

    In her current role, Daryl collaborates with business leaders to understand hiring needs, develop strategic recruitment plans, and execute end-to-end hiring processes. With a keen eye for talent, she excels in sourcing, screening, and interviewing top-tier candidates, ensuring a seamless recruitment experience for both candidates and hiring managers.

    Daryl's background in Actuarial, Quants, and Analytics recruitment has provided her with valuable skills in client liaison, strategic planning, and team leadership. Notably, she has managed teams, overseen client verification processes, and ensured compliance with guidelines in these specialized fields. Additionally, her sales experience has honed her ability to bring in new business, maintain client relationships, and negotiate effectively.

    Throughout her career journey, Daryl has demonstrated a commitment to understanding the unique needs of clients and candidates, prioritizing cultural fit, and fostering long-term relationships, particularly in the Actuarial, Quants, and Analytics sectors. She is enthusiastic about leveraging her expertise to drive growth and make meaningful connections in the professional landscape.

    Passionate about personal and professional growth, Daryl believes in putting 100% effort into everything she does. She derives immense satisfaction from seeing others succeed and is dedicated to contributing positively to their journey.

What our clients and candidates say about us:

Vicki takes time to get to understand you as a person and appreciate the skills you have. She takes a keen interest in understanding your career aspirations and aligning the positions she recommends to you with that. I love that she is compassionate and very kind as well. I remember her being on a business trip in Morocco and taking the time to discuss an opportunity with me. 

  • Candidate

Vicki can be relied on for expert advice as well as service with a smile. She prides herself on getting to know the industries that she operates in and is therefore in a position to truly partner with business. I can speak to her knowledge of the insurance industry specifically where she was able to guide us as well as provide suitable candidates. Thank you for the excellent service.

  • Client

Working with Vicki is always very interesting and educational experience. She is very engaged in what she does. Vicki is very proactive person with insight business knowledge. She shares valuable information making global business much more efficient. I can recommend Vicki to every client.

  • Client

The best of the best. If you need something you ask Vicki. She will always take it one step further to build a relationship with her clients. Service and delivery are important to her and always a positive outlook. I can most definitely recommend Vicki.

  • Client

Great firm! Extremely and amazing recruitment partner! Thanks so much for bringing me good talent to our company! Thanks.

  • Maria Angeles Bosch Ruano d Burnay

I employed a staff member through you and she's been amazing. Since having her on board we've won awards. She's been with us for just over 3 years and I'm truly grateful.

  • Natalie Gunther

Deidre Straiton, with her excellent interpersonal skills and empathy for candidates, made me believe again that there was a place for me in the market. You interviewed me for the first time in 3 years, I failed all of them and yet you didn't stop until we found a top organisation to place me.
You should be the example of recruitment and I would recommend you for years to come. Antal International is very lucky to have you on board. I wish you much success and that you can reach others with your gift and caring personality.

  • Candidate

Thank you for all your efforts too and for assisting us in finding us two Accounts Executives so quickly. Both are great candidates and I am sure they are going to fit right in here.

  • Director, Corporate Insurance Broker

It is extremely rare to find a recruiter who is informative and concerned about your goals and aspiration. I am extremely fortunate that my path crossed with Chantel's. She actively engaged with me throughout the entire process. I have never in all my 20+ years in the corporate field come across someone more compassionate and caring of her clients. This service does not stop after a placement, she goes above and beyond to constantly check in and see how you fit into your new role. 

  • Thelo Mahomed, Specialist: Claims, Centriq
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