Founder and CEO, TOFi International.
For the past 20 years, Tamla has been at the helm of one of the world’s largest infrastructure companies as a Human Resources Leader. She currently leads the HR function for an $11B global business with a team of more than 43,000. She is the highest ranking African American female executive in a company of more than 300,000 employees.
It is faith and a passion to fulfill her purpose that gives Tamla’s life meaning. While she has an amazing professional career, one that most can only dream of, Tamla’s impact and reach extends itself beyond the C-suite. Being raised by a single mother and as a first-generation college graduate, Tamla has always used her passion and influence to support others, specifically women. Over the years, she has engaged in connecting her purpose, expertise, and ideas to those in need. She lives by ‘To Whom Much is Given, Much Shall Be Required,’ thus the birth of TOFi International.
TOFi International’s mission is to “invest in the future, one woman (of color) at a time” through philanthropy, thought leadership, and fiscal investments. TOFi International is committed to supporting women of color through all walks of life … from cradle to CEO.
Tamla is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the prestigious Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
For five years, Tamla served as the Human Resources leader for the continent of Africa, receiving a Chairman’s award for her outstanding work and impact on the continent. In 2014, she was named one of the Network Journal’s Top 25 Most Influential Black Women.
Tamla was initiated into the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently a member of the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter.
A native of Lincolnton, North Carolina, Tamla and her family (husband, Warren and two children, Annia and Camden) reside in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and giving back.