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Head of Talent Sourcing, EMEA
Rohit is the Group Head of Talent Acquisition (excluding executive hiring) for Coca Cola Hellenic. He started his career with Infosys and over the past 13 years has lived in and worked across Asia (India, Japan, Philippines) and Europe (UK, Netherlands). Over these years, he has held multiple roles across industries (Healthcare, Technology, FMCG) from being a Recruiter to being a Country TA Manager to heading up a Regional TA team. He believes that the future of TA lies in talent networks, customized candidate experiences, and analytics.
Global Head of HR - Group Finance
Navid Nazemian is a certified Executive Coach, a University Lecturer and a Global Head of HR. He gained professional experience in commercial roles before moving to a function he is deeply passionate about; Human Resources. Through his own background in multinational blue chip companies, he has developed a deep appreciation for the challenges that senior leaders often face in commercially pressurised and volatile matrix environments. Navid is a cross-culturally experienced HR leader with two decades of progressive experience having worked for iconic brands such as Adidas, GE, BAT, Roche and Vodafone, holding local, area, regional & global leadership positions in five countries.
HR Director, Western Europe
Senior Vice President Global Head of Talent, Leadership & Learning
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Jan Karel started his career in generic HR Management roles. In 2006 he deliberately opted for a career in recruitment and coaching. Jan Karel has gained experience at, amongst others, wonderful organizations such as Mars, Vanderlande Industries, VodafoneZiggo and ASML.
Currently he leads the global recruitment function at ING. The main focus is on building a future proof recruitment and employer branding solution. Goal is to build relationships with and select the right people that will join forces to deliver on the challenging strategy ING has towards the future.
With a clear vision of his profession he sets of to build a leading and game changing recruitment department that adds real and visible value to the business. Recruitment is, according to him, a profession of the future and a key activity for organizations that want to become and stay successful over a longer period of time.
As a recruitment professional, Jan Karel will always work towards a model that is able to address all sorts of staffing related questions that need to be handled. A recruitment function that will deliver on current demand and, at the same time, is working on the future organization need. Always trying to reach the right talent.
Next to his recruitment activities Jan Karel runs a boutique coaching practice. As a coach and as a person he strongly believes in the strength of the individual and he feels it is a gift when people develop themselves, let go of past blockages and embrace life. Coaching is obviously about the coachee and Jan Karel is the facilitator who follows and supervises the coachee's process warmly, sharply and with humor.
HR Director Europe
HR Director Europe
Head of HR, Global Business Services Client Innovation
Director, Global Talent Management
Senior Talent Director, EMEA
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Human Resources Director and Global Transformation Team
Dentsu Aegis Network Germany
Gitta Blatt joined Dentsu Aegis Network Germany in April 2018 as Human Resources Director and member of the Executive Board. She is also member of the group’s European Steering Committee and the Global Transformation Team. In her role Gitta is responsible for the people strategy of Dentsu Aegis Network Germany with its’ Brands Carat, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, MKTG, Posterscope, Vizeum as well as further locally specialized agencies. Gitta started her career at Bigpoint and AOL Time Warner before joining the international Gaming-StartUp wooga in Berlin, where she spent three years as Head of People. Before joining Dentsu Aegis Network she worked at Sky Deutschland as Executive Vice President HR and Organisation where she played a major role in the company’s digital transformation and cultural change journey.
Head of Global HR Systems and Reporting
Managing Director D-A-CH
Denison Consulting Europe
Based at Denison European headquarters’ in Switzerland. Anja has had a distinguished corporate career with Unilever, PMI and as EVP / COO as Executive Board Member Lonza Group in various geographic regions, where she held very senior positions in marketing, business development & strategy, and general management She has lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, France, UK, Thailand, South Africa, Czech Republic and the USA and is fluent in German, English, Thai and French Anja holds a Master’s Degree in business administration from the European Business School, and is a certified Coach from Kairos Foundation and Luzern Weiterbildungsforum.
Senior Vice President of People and Great Work
OC Tanner Investors In People
Mindi Cox works to connect people with purpose. She believes an organization’s business potential is intimately tied to its sense of humanity. Her goal is to help cultivate workplace cultures where people feel connected to the greater purpose and impact of their work. Mindi believes it’s this connection, this soul spark, that inspires people to seek personal and professional progress that results in the most powerful business breakthroughs.
Mindi is currently honored to serve as O.C. Tanner’s Senior Vice President of People & Great Work. She has 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and as a Human Resource Executive focused on practices that contribute to strengthening company culture. Recently, Mindi was named 2018 Human Resource Executive of the Year by the Stevie® Award for Great Employers. She is SPHR and SHRM – SCP certified. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. She is the proud mom to three busy sons and is grateful for the perspective her tribe gives her on work, life, wellbeing and whole-life awareness in the workplace.
Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Experience
Tim Ackermann is a seasoned and passionate HR and Talent Acquisition expert with 20 years in various industries and regions at companies such as Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Swarovski and Zalando. Recently Tim joined retailer Lidl as Head of Talent Acquisition & Experience to enable their international growth strategy while maintaining high levels of employee engagement. Outside of the corporate world, Tim teached HR Management at the International School of Management, Munich. Tim is a founding member of Queb e.V. the (German) Association for Quality Employer Branding and actively engaged in the harmonization of the European higher education with fibaa e.V.
Global HR Director & Member of the Board
Dr Elke Eller has been a member of the Executive Board as the TUI Group’s HR and Labour Director since 15 October 2015.
Prior to joining TUI AG, Dr Eller held various positions at Volkswagen, being part of the Executive Board at Volkswagen Financial Services AG from 2007 onwards. In 2012 she was appointed to the Management Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with responsibility for HR.
Before moving to industry, Dr Eller was responsible for various management functions at the German Public Services and Transport Union (ÖTV), the National Executive of the German Metalworkers’ Union (IGM), the Otto Brenner Foundation and the Hans Böckler Foundation. During that period she gained many years of experience as a member of various Supervisory Boards, including the Supervisory Boards of ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen.
Global Director, Planning, Operations & HR IT
Since June 1st 2016 Michael Rubas is Senior Vice President HR Planning, IT & Operations at Deutsche Telekom AG and reports directly to the CHRO. He is also member of the supervisory board of the Deutsche Telekom Shared Services Europe GmbH.Within the Deutsche Telekom Group he started his career at T-Systems and held various management positions incl. Managing Director of ICT Services at T-Systems Switzerland and Senior Vice President Human Resources at T-Systems International.Before his career at Deutsche Telekom he worked as HR manager at debis Systemhaus. Michael started his professional career at Daimler AG as Consultant for Organizational Development. He recently finished a Master of Consulting & Coaching for Change at the HEC Paris & Said Business School Oxford.
Head of Performance Development
As head of performance development at Equinor, Helen is responsible for performance development for Equinor’s 20,000 employees across 30 countries. Her focus is on developing Equinor’s performance culture and career development opportunities to maximize the opportunity to grow and thrive in this volatile, complex business environment. Prior to joining the corporate function, Helen had several business focused HR roles in Equinor. Before joining Equinor in 2009, Helen was HR Manager for the four Tate.
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development
Former Vice President, Human Resources
Geoffrey Matthews is a researcher, consultant, speaker and coach with an extensive background in Rewards, OD, Employee Engagement and Strategic HR. He was the global head of Rewards at Roche, Serono and – till recently – Nestlé, and has previously also held senior HR leadership roles covering HR strategy, OD, HR business partnering and centres of expertise. Geoff has considerable experience in driving transformational change, regularly produces expert reports for the Corporate Research Forum (CRF), and is co-author of Engaged: Unleashing Your Organization’s Potential Through Employee Engagement (2012) which was shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year Award.
Head of Recruitment, Training and Leadership Development
Andrew is an experienced L&D professional who thrives in service led businesses that gives people the opportunity to be the best they can be. A passionate believer that a people led approach delivers long term sustainable success, Andrew is always looking for new ideas and approaches that can promote this core belief.
Vice President Diversity & Inclusion
Christiane Bisanzio brings more than twenty years’ experience in international HR roles. Prior to joining JTI, Christiane was Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Head HR EMEA for AXA Group. Previously, she was Global Head of HR with General Electric and SCOR. For her work in Diversity & Inclusion, Christiane was nominated three consecutive years to the Global Diversity List top fifty leaders by the Economist. Christiane is a German qualified lawyer with the High Court of Hamburg. She is fluent in English, German and Italian.
Deputy Director & European Head of Talent Management, Department of Human Resources
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Micheal is Head of Talent Management at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) since late 2015. He and the Talent Management team are focused on ensuring the OSCE can attract, manage, develop and retain the best talent. Strengthening the integration of diversity in talent management is a key driver of work. Micheal is also currently holding an additional assignment as the Head of Transformation.
Prior to the role in the OSCE Secretariat, Micheal worked with the OSCE in its field operation in Bosnia & Herzegovina . His career prior to the OSCE included a number of HR and Operations roles. His experience includes overseas roles in Europe and the Middle East. Micheal is an experienced HR Leader committed to achieving excellence through inclusive teams and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement.
Senior Vice President
Future Talent Council
Caroline is an HR strategist and a specialist in HR for the Future. She is part of Brent Consultancy and also a Director of Humdex, a strategic workforce planning company. Caroline is also experienced in Employer Branding and in preparing employers and talent for a digital future. She is a seasoned conference chairman and speaker on subjects including the role of HR, the use of big data in the workforce, strategic workforce planning (SWFP) Employer Branding, and employee engagement, the future workforce and in taking HR strategy into action. Caroline works with large corporate businesses and academic institutions as well as start-ups and niche professionals in the future talent sector. She also advises on a range of HR subjects including the HR management of acquisitions and mergers. She is experienced in driving company learning and development transformations including the use of personal learning platforms, and is a fully trained and qualified coach and mentor.
Caroline is also SVP of the Future Talent Council which aims to bring together leaders of the top global higher educational institutions, senior executives of major employers, and policy makers involved in labour matters who urgently need to collaborate on the critical talent issues that will affect talent in the global economy.
Global Senior Leader Corporate Culture, Executive Managing Director of People and Organisation
Pilar brings over 20 years of progressive experience in corporate and business HR functions where she provided thought leadership, tactical design, delivery and oversight to a variety of state-of-the art and transformational HR, talent development and employee engagement initiatives across global locations.
In her current role, she is responsible for leading Repsol´s overall corporate culture strategy, diversity and inclusion and employee engagement initiatives. Committed and passionate about collaborative strategic development of innovative and socially responsible solutions to support business goals.
Pilar is an Executive Coach and holds a Bachelor´s degree in Psychology and a master in Human Resources from IE Business School. She serves the Board of the International Human Capital Organization and actively participates in several organizations committed to promote and highlight the valuable contribution of diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Learning and Development Manager
David has over 20 year’s experience in L&D roles in frontline, customer-facing organisations helping to support teams and individuals at both strategic and tactical levels. A firm believer that great dialogue within teams and strong collaboration across teams is the bedrock of great organisational performance.
Rachel Sharp is deputy editor of HR magazine, the leading publication for people-focused, forward-thinking business leaders. She joined the magazine in March 2018, having worked in B2B publishing for the past five years, including as senior writer for Procurement Leaders magazine.
Her particular interests include wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion.
Head of Global HR Reporting & Workforce Analytics
David is currently Head of Global HR Reporting & Workforce Analytics for Nokia. He has a long career in HR Leadership roles with large multi-national corporations including Ford Motor Company, GE, & Siemens. His experience and leadership in many functional areas of HR, as well as Regional and Strategic HR Partner roles, have provided a valuable view on the needs and value of data analytics in HR. In his current role, he is focused on developing an HR Analytics organization, with capability to support a growing number of use cases coming from HR and Business Leaders. For him, it is an exciting journey for a dynamic organization with over 100,000 employees, multiple data sources, and a growing appetite for the value of data-driven insights.
6x World Champion Swimmer, 5 x Olympian, 8x World Recorder Holder
Arguably the most recognised male swimmer of his generation.
Representing his country for 23 years, Mark became Britain’s most
decorated male swimmer after winning a record 47 major
international medals. Mark’s post swimming career has seen him
reinvent himself as a renowned broadcaster and successful
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Asif is Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for The Telegraph. He was formerly the Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services and was also previously the Head of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit for the City of London Police. He has Delivered the strategic plans to drive a co-ordinated approach across various businesses to focus both investment and intent on the broader inclusion agenda. He is a Multi-Award Winning Diversity and Inclusion expert with a proven track record in achieving operational and strategic targets, managing quality, performance, risk and change through promoting equal opportunities and diverse cultures.
He is a passionate and inspirational global leader with the ability to empower individuals and create a truly inclusive environment for all. Asif is key in implementing D&I activities and programmes as well as connecting with stakeholders at all levels to build strong and influential relationships with business leaders and influencers. Asif acts as a role model, providing governance across the business on D&I and cultural change and is committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all.
Asif has received a number of accolades for his professional and volunteering work that include the Mosaic (Prince’s Trust) Award for mentoring and NAMP Multi Faith Award, Police Officer of the Year Award, the Civil Servant of the Year Award, the prestigious Asian Professional Award and the highly commended Head of Diversity Award at the European Diversity Awards. Asif was honoured in 2017 in the Queen’s birthday honours list with an MBE for his services to Policing and the Communities and is a member of the HR Guild and is a Freeman of the City.
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