Tammi McMahon-Panther receives her award from host broadcaster Leanne Manas (left) and awards judge Bennie Smit, of DB Thermal Tammi McMahon-Panther receives her award from host broadcaster Leanne Manas (left) and awards judge Bennie Smit, of DB Thermal

Procter & Gamble’s Tammi McMahon-Panther was named Junior Corporate Counsel of the Year for her exemplary work in various areas of the business.

As legal counsel for the southeast Africa region, McMahon-Panther has notched up a number of standout achievements on top of providing more traditional, business-focused legal advice. She assisted in the speedy setup of a commercial representative office in Ethiopia, ahead of business deadlines, so Procter & Gamble could quickly commence its business operations in the country.

She has helped minimise the impact of an ongoing third-party labour dispute at its local manufacturing plant, as well as being instrumental in negotiating reimbursement for costs incurred defending the dispute.

“When taking into account the workload of her to day-to-day support of southeast Africa business, her attitude in coordinating meticulous and well reasoned responses within the given timeframes is simply exemplary,” said Faiz Nacerodien, group legal manager and senior legal counsel for the region. “She has shown accountability and leadership.”