Drs. Ad Boon is an experienced (25 years +) C-suite HR Executive, Executive Coach, business advisor and board level. He is doing my best to live, work, parent and coach mindfully and contribute to the greater good by inspiring, building innovative and successful businesses, coaching people to do the same. Having worked and lived in the US, Europe and Asia, he experienced happiness, tragedy, loss and peaks. Meditation has been part of his daily routine for the last 2 decades, as well as attempting to achieve personal sustainable high performance. He is part of the Wisdom Council in the Netherlands. His specialties are business management, global change management (improvement to restructuring), executive staffing, leadership development, employee engagement, effective communication & HR metrics. Until recently he was SVP HR of Royal Philips but realised it was time to move on and to establish his own Leadership Consulting firm, Boon & Company.
Addie van Rooij is Vice President of Human Resources (HR) for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Worldwide People Operations.
In this role Addie focuses on delivering best-in-class HR services and employee experience to over 60.000 employees in more than 70 countries across the world. In the last 2 years Addie has focused on the digital transformation and employee relations strategy of the HR function.
During his career Addie gained valuable experience through leading some of the largest acquisitions in the Tech Industry (Compaq, EDS), the largest Tech Industry separation creating 2 FTSE 100 companies (HP Inc. and HPE), large divestitures (the Software and Services division) and the largest Workday HR system implementation at the time. Addie has lead several size-able Business HR teams, Organisation Development functions and Corporate HR teams, whilst living and working in different Geographies such as the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe.
Agnes Jongkind is the global HRD Vice President of Recruitment and Employer Reputation at Deutsche Telekom. Prior to her current role Agnes lead a transformation projects within T-Systems a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. Agnes started her professional career in consultancy Arthur Andersen and later on Deloitte and has gained broad experience as a HR Generalist.
I am a conceptual strong and seasoned HR Executive with a pragmatic no-nonsense approach, global and regional experience with multiple HR Change and projects like business transformations, skill shifts, recruitment and employer branding, leadership and culture change, within an international, dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Aisling is the CEO and founder of Tandem HR Solutions, an innovative tool that has transformed performance management and feedback practices for global organisations in US, Canada, South America and throughout Europe and has claimed the most innovative Future of Work product at the HR Technology Congress in Paris.
As a former HR Director for O2 Telefonica and prior to that, HRD and Board member to SAP, Aisling has led numerous change iniatives in the areas of performance management, talent management and cultural change. She successfully established and ran Telefonica’s first European shared services organization and led HR services, analytics and digital strategy for Europe. With a research Masters in Performance Management, Aisling also spent several years consulting in this area with leading international organisations, bringing tailored and new approaches that transformed performance practices.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 10 billion trips later, Uber is building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
Anouk Geertsma has been Uber’s HR Director for EMEA since 2017, overseeing the company’s HR in 40+ countries across the region. Anouk enjoys the diversity but also the challenges that such a complex region entails, both from a business and people standpoint and in a fastpaced environment.
Anouk joined Uber from Booking.com, where she lead HR for their EMEA region for three years. She was directly responsible for a team supporting a staff of nearly 8000 across 50 countries.
Anouk’s background is combined with deep HR operational expertise with consulting experience, having spent 11 years at Accenture within their Strategy division. During her time there she worked across multiple industries in multiple locations (France, UK, Sweden, Netherlands) with a focus on HR strategy, organization and transformation.
Anouk holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She hails from France originally but has been living in Amsterdam for the past ten years with her husband and two young kids, which keeps her fairly busy outside of work.
Anouk Koudijs is HR Director, EMEA, for TOMS at the Amsterdam HQ. She has spent the first 12 years of her career working in the drinks industry (Diageo and Heineken), holding a variety of HR leadership roles within Continental Europe. Besides a strong holistic business sense, she has strengthened her expertise most in the fields of Change Management and L&D.
In the last nearly 4 years she made the shift into a social entrepreneurship. Connecting her personal values and purpose with the ones of TOMS, make a strong combination. Her true passion to grow organisations through and with people, stands central in this smaller scale, but complex world. The central pillar of social impact, is something unique in the TOMS DNA, which plays to strong innovative and collaborative muscles in the organisation. HR has a key role to play in nurturing and finding new ways to evolve this amazing culture into the future.
Anuradha is a Senior Customer Success Manager with Culture Amp. Anuradha works with large enterprise customers across EMEA to design and implement their employee feedback journey, leveraging Culture Amp’s world-leading technology. Prior to Culture Amp, Anuradha worked for over 15 years in global consulting firms such as EY and Gallup, partnering with customers on their culture transformations. Anuradha is passionate about building Culture First organisations and putting customers at heart of everything she does.
Ben Whitter, known globally as “Mr Employee Experience”, is recognised as one of the World’s leading figures within EX. Ben has pioneered and popularized the concept of EX worldwide and his work has reached 16 million people. Ben is the Chief Experience Officer and Founder of the World Employee Experience Institute (WEEI). Through popular keynotes, executive coaching, and advisory services, Ben helps clients to establish and elevate their EX strategies to deliver exceptional business and human outcomes. Ben’s highly anticipated first book, Employee Experience, is being published worldwide by Kogan Page in August.
Bianca West is a Director on the Professional Services team and as project lead she is responsible for effectively guiding projects from concept to deployment. Located out of London, UK she is also responsible for creating infrastructure to deliver on managing field readiness activities & the growth plan for Professional Services in EMEA.
Mr. Cardinell is a proven digital health and wellness executive. He currently serves as the Vice President and Head of Global Business Development for Optum International. Prior to Optum, he spent several years with Microsoft both on the worldwide stage, and the US. As a corporate executive, and startup CEO, Brian has directed several small and large scale projects, from the world’s most innovating IoT startups to large integrated health systems. Brian has had the honor of serving as adjunct faculty at the collegiate level, and has been a distinguished speaker for the Scottsdale Institute and Health Insurance Innovation Congress.
Camiel Gielkens is CEO of Schouten Global Group and a recognized expert in well-being and developing talents and leaders around the world. He facilitates profound innovation and change processes within all types of different organizations and across societal systems. “I am passionate about connecting strategy and people and make transformational change happen! Improving individuals’ capacities to learn and act is a key component of my approach”. Camiel has in-depth experience in the automotive industry and he has worked intensively on various projects with BMW, BBA (BMW joint venture in China), Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Jaquar / Landrover.
Christine Artus is a partner in charge of the Labor and Employment Group at K&L Gates in Paris. She advises clients in their acquisitions, mergers, cessions and reorganizations and accompanies clients in their due diligence, consultation procedure with the Works Council and Hygiene, Safety and Conditions at Work Committee as well as the negotiations with the Trade Unions. Her general fields of experience cover individual aspects of Labor and Employment Law (i.e., employment contracts, non-competition undertakings, non-solicitation and confidentiality undertakings, commissions and bonus plans, dismissals, settlement agreements, mutual termination agreements, expatriation, secondment, etc.) and collective aspects of Labor and Employment Law (i.e., Employee Representatives, Mandatory Profit Sharing, Voluntary Profit Sharing, Company’s Collective Agreements, Company’s Agreements on Social and Economic Unit, etc.). She also assists her clients in their Social Security Audit and judicial and administrative litigations.
Cecile Leroux is Vice President of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation at Ultimate Software. She is a keynote speaker, author of the upcoming book “From Dissonance to Resonance,” and a visionary on HCM trends, hot topics, and global strategies. An economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of industry experience worldwide, she focuses on helping companies design person-centered experiences that enable all people to achieve highly purposeful and productive work lives. Cecile has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, HR Magazine, HRD Canada TV, and The Wall Street Journal.
Deborah assumed the role of Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer for Bunge in January 2016. She is responsible for people, culture and communications strategy and operations for the 32,000 employee global Agribusiness and Food organization based in New York. Given her passion for food, and the human dimension of business, she’s in her professional element. Deborah is a proven HR and business executive who has enabled business success through people in both general management and HR positions for over 20 years in multinational industry leading companies. Prior to Bunge she worked with Dow Chemical and General Motors in Australia, Switzerland and the US. She is currently based in New York.
Dirk Jonker is the founder and CEO of Crunchr, a cloud solution for Workforce Reporting & Analytics. He was recently featured in The Economist for his 15 years work in helping HR to make impact with data.
He advises companies om how to generate competitive advantage by aligning workforce strategies and execution with operating models using people analytics. Prior to Crunchr, he worked as a consulting actuary in Towers Perrin New York and Amsterdam.
In 2015, Global IT research and advisory company Gartner named Crunchr ‘cool vendor in Human Capital Management’ (as one of five vendors world-wide) and Randstad Innovation Fund made a significant investment to accelerate growth. In 2016, Dirk was named Dutch entrepreneurial top talent by the Dutch Financial Times. In 2017 he was named Actuary of the Year and led Crunchr to the fifth place of upcoming and most potential start-up in Europe.
Dominic is an experienced coach and consultant. He and his colleagues at Inpulse help organisations engage their people to turn strategy into action. He has over twenty five years of experience in helping clients to develop engagement and communication strategies, enable people to bring values to life, shape organisational cultures and equip leaders with the skills and confidence to connect with their teams. Dominic has worked with engagement specialists and senior leaders in a range of sectors and across Europe, the US and in Asia. He has also held senior in-house communication and engagement roles.
Dominic has an MA in History from Cambridge University, is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and past Chairman and Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication. He has appeared on TV, radio and in print promoting high performing leadership and engagement.
After her Ph.D in Physics, Claudia started her professional career as a consultant with McKinsey. She entered the HR world at Bahlsen, a premium cookie producing company. Today Claudia is responsible for the whole of HR development range at the Mast-Jägermeister SE, home of the world famous liqueur.
Her scientific approach lead to a HR development concept, which is based on findings from Positive Psychology and other related fields. Combining this with her profound HR experience she creates tools and processes which enhance the success of employees and the company.
Ed has over 20 years’ direct experience in the field of employee research and organizational development. Before joining Glint, Ed was at IBM/Kenexa, SHL and Saville Consulting in both the UK and Australia, taking responsibility for clients, consulting and operations on a large scale.
As an Occupational Psychologist, Ed has consulted to some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations, across multiple sectors and markets. He combines deep expertise in the field with wide-ranging experience of advising senior business leaders – in a way that is both strategic and highly practical. He has worked with clients on all populated continents of the world.
Ed specializes in the design and implementation of survey programs that measure real business priorities and tangibly deliver business outcomes. His approach concentrates on uncovering the ways in which performance depends on the talents and passions of people – and implementing solutions that transform success. He believes that OD and people solutions should be relevant and accessible to senior leadership, managers and employees alike, maximizing the probability that insights will translate into meaningful action.
Ed grew up in the UK and is also an Australian citizen. He received his first degree from the University of Glasgow. He received his Masters from the University of Nottingham, and has been based in London/Sydney since then.
Eline Zandee – Kranendonk is Global Lead Organization Development at Aegon, one of the world’s leading providers of life insurance, pensions and asset management. In her role she is responsible for Organization Development & Culture, Leadership Development and building digital capabilities at scale.
Holding a Master’s degree in Health Management she started her career as a consultant and program manager in Transformation and Change, working with several consultancy firms. IN 2012 she joined Aegon as Manager CIO Offices. After several years of experience in IT she moved to HR.
Eline works where people, teams and organizations have to adapt to new realities and have to change their existing patterns, skills and behaviours. Personally challenged by personal and professional transformation she is driven to make an impact in peoples life’s and in organizations at times of ambiguity and uncertainty.
Eric began his professional career as a mechanical engineer specializing in aerodynamics. After two decades working in product development and planning, he realized the real innovation challenges are in how we can work together more effectively and benefit from everyone’s full engagement and skills. In 2005 he co-founded Volvo’s LGBT network, the first company sponsored network among European heavy industries. He has been leading the Volvo Group’s Diversity and Inclusion work for the past 7 years. Eric enjoys delving into I & D theory and then distilling it down into practical applications for leaders and business organizations.
Erica is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dot-connector. She helps top-of-the-class businesses, organizations and individuals improve their performance by honouring relationships in every context, always with an eye toward high-tech for human touch.
Erica is the Founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of human connections with global brands, community groups, teams and individuals. Inspired by a 2015 Cornell study showing that firemen who eat together are better at their jobs (they save more lives!), and as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project. Because left to our own devices, we’re just not connecting.
Erica received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a pioneer in teamwork and collaboration, and her BA from the University of Vermont.
Her latest book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, a Wall Street Journal bestseller in its first week, serves as a powerful guide to a workplace revolution that honours relationships and puts people first.
Esther Bongenaar is VP HR Data & Analytics at Shell, based in the company’s headquarters in The Netherlands. She is responsible for HR Management Information & Reporting, employee Assessments and Surveys, and Predictive HR Analytics. The department drives evidence-based and value-adding HR at group level with a strong business focus.
Esther holds a MSc degree in Operations Research (University of Amsterdam) and a PDEng degree in Mathematics for Industry (Eindhoven University of Technology). She started her career as Business Consultant for Accenture, and joined Shell in 2005 as Statistical Consultant. She supported refineries with optimization studies and Shell Scenarios Energy Team with long-term trend estimates for world energy supply and demand. Prior to her current role of VP HR Data & Analytics, Esther built and lead the world-class Shell HR Analytics team that delivers predictive analytics on Shell’s Human Capital.
Evelyn Doyle is HR Director, EMEA, for Patagonia, based at the brand’s European HQ in Amsterdam. Originally from Ireland, Evelyn has lived and worked in Russia, Africa and Switzerland, holding leadership roles in the fields of human resource management, talent management and culture and organisation development initiatives for global organisations in with-profit, non-profit and social entrepreneurship sectors.
Having been responsible for numerous organisational culture change initiatives, Evelyn is passionate about positively transforming work environments and business models. Outside of her work at Patagonia, Evelyn sits on the board of directors of Designathon Works in Amsterdam. She also enjoys music, all things food/regenerative agriculture and spending time with her seven-year old son.
Finn McClain is Vice President. Head of Europe at Eko’s European headquarters in Amsterdam. Prior to Eko Finn was Vice President Global Sales and Business Development for CyNation, a SaaS platform for regulatory compliance. Prior to CyNation Finn held various executive roles at companies such as McAfee Security where he was Chief Business Officer EMEA. Finn holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Giovanni Manchia is SVP Human Resources within Rabobank, a global leader in food and agri financing and sustainability-oriented banking with 50.000 employees in 44 countries. Giovanni Manchia joined Rabobank in 2011, where he managed the transformation of the global human resources function within the bank, creating a more agile HR organisation with a strong business orientation. Prior to Rabobank, he spent more than 15 years in international HR leadership positions at various multinationals. He worked as the HR Director Benelux, Middle East and Africa within American Express. Before joining American Express, he worked at Shell in various international positions such as HR Manager for Shell Hydrogen and Global HR Business Partner for its IT division.
Giovanni Manchia holds a Msc degree in Management and Organization from TiasNimbas/Tilburg University (cum laude) and a MA degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD (cum laude).
Grant Ackerman is a Faculty of Executive Education at Columbia Business School. His teaching emphasis is on Executive Leadership, Collaborative Leadership Models and Cross-Cultural Issues in Management. His research focuses on Managing Conflict and Consensus Within and Between Firms, Cross-Cultural Negotiations and Dispute Resolution and Organizational Justice. His papers and publications include “Treating Subordinates with Dignity and Respect: Does It Always Matter? “The Moderating Effect of Power Distance,” 2000 Academy of Management, “Culture’s Influence on Preferences for and Reactions to Elements of Procedural Justice,” 2000 Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, “When Do Elements of Procedural Fairness Make a Difference: A Classification of Moderating Influences,” Advances in Organizational Justice (1999) and “Further Evidence of Culture’s Influence On Employee’s Reactions to Participation In Decision Making: The Effects of Uncertainty Avoidance and Power Distance,” 1997 Academy of Management. Other publications include CISG Annotated: Legislative History and Annotations to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (New York: Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1992).
From 1985 to 1989 he served with Educational Services Exchange with China, Inc. (ESEC) as Director of the Institute for International Trade. Other professional experience includes serving as Academic Director and then Associate Dean for Executive Education at Columbia Business School, and Coordinator of the Team Leadership Program at Columbia Business School’s Professional Development Center. He has extensive experience in organizational consulting and has provided educational programs or consultations for such companies as Avon, Banker’s Trust, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Ford Motors, Sampoerna (Indonesia), GE Credit Corporation, Lend Lease Americas, Time Warner, and World Vision, USA. He received his B.A. in Foreign Service and International Relations with a Certificate in Russian Area Studies from The Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from The University of Pittsburgh and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
“Try not to become a person of success. Try to become a person of value”, was one of Einstein’s statements. As an all-round international banking professional Isabel inspires people and teams to create the best result for the organisation with personal growth. Having a background in International Private Banking, Corporate banking and Human Resources she aims to bring mutual interests together in order to achieve a high performing environment. Blending entrepreneurship, enthusiasm and team spirit into ‘getting the job done’ together. In her current role as Director HR International Isabel is responsible for the HR teams across 15 countries worldwide as well as a team of HR Consultants in Amsterdam. Her focus is on globalisation, harmonisation and bringing the best of cultures and cooperation together, in order to create a great Employee Experience across the globe for ABN AMRO Bank.
Jacob is currently Global HR Operations Leader for the Arcadis company based in Amsterdam and has been with the company for over 12 years. In this time Jacob has developed a passion for designing and delivering organisational development and engagement programs to support cultural initiatives and business strategy. He is a believer that creating healthy organisations are a key enabler for high performing and engaged teams. Jacob is passionate about the workforce of the future and how the digital disruption will impact his current workforce. Personally, Jacob enjoys yoga and meditation, and his recent past was also a professional competitive ballroom dancer.
Navis is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services. The Navis products enable container terminals and carriers to streamline their ocean supply chains and transforming how goods are efficiently delivered. Jan Feddersen is Navis’ HR Manager in EMEA, looking after 9 countries and loving it. In 2017, he took on the challenge of being the first Navis HR Manager in the region ever and it is motivating him to turn the people function from a tactical administrator to a valuable business partner. Jan joined Navis from Sogeti, where he lead HR in Germany and has more than 10 years experience as an HR Lead within international matrix organizations. He is a certified Coach and Project Manager. Jan was born and raised in Hamburg, holds a Master’s degree in Pedagogy (Adult Education) & Organizational Psychology. He still lives in Hamburg with his wife and teenage daughter and is a hopeless football fan.
Jan Rijken is an internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, researcher, author, speaker on corporate Learning, Talent and Leadership Development and a visiting Professor at IE University. He was CLO for KPMG, ABN AMRO, and Daimler and his areas of expertise include: corporate learning strategy & transformation, governance, L&D measurement, skills acquisition and leadership development,. As Director of the CrossKnowledge Institute, Jan’s main goal is to share his experience and knowledge and build a learning leader community. Jan is one of the lead-facilitators of the international Masterclass L&D Leadership and lives in the Netherlands.
Janine joined Diageo as a graduate 16 years ago based in South Africa. Early in her career she spent 7 months on secondment to London within the Africa regional Hub working on projects across Africa but returned to South Africa to support in the creation of Brandhouse, a joint Venture between Diageo, Heineken and a local beer company, NBL.
She spent 11 years within the Brandhouse business moving between Specialist and Generalist roles within the HR function, with her last role being Head of HR for Commercial.
With the demerger of the South African business she took the opportunity to move globally within Diageo and relocated to the Netherlands 3 years months ago with her family. She joined the Europe business as HRD Nordics & Benelux which quickly evolved into HRD Northern Europe and Continental Europe lead and effectively 1 July moves into a new role, HRD Continental Europe.
Jeremie Brecheisen is a senior managing consultant responsible for accelerating organisational culture change by helping leaders eradicate disengaging management practices and develop the unique, innate talents within each employee. He manages some of Gallup’s largest cultural transformation programmes, spanning millions of employees and customers globally.
Jeremie has consulted many renowned corporate leaders, developed thousands of managers and architected high-impact culture change projects. He brings wide expertise in applying the principles of behavioural economics in order to bring to life an organisation’s purpose, culture and brand.
Jeremie received his bachelor’s degree in Modern Asian History from Brigham Young University. He received a master’s of business administration degree in the China International Program from the University of Hawaii, spending the second year of the programme studying and working in Guangzhou, China. Jeremie speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.
Jessica Towicz is an Australian Organisational Psychologist with 15 years’ experience working with clients across Australia and the United Kingdom. Working as a Career Solutions Consultant for Fuel50, Jessica’s passion is to help organisation’s achieve true cultural transformation through the skills and talent sweet spots of their employees. Fuel50 are dedicated to improving employee engagement, supporting diversity initiatives and creating career acceleration programs for employees whether they are High Potentials, Talent, Graduates or Emerging Leaders. Fuel50 clients see consistent uplifts in engagement results, retention gains and many are now delivering award winning career programs with the help of the team at Fuel50. Winners of the HRTech Awesome New Technology in 2014, Brandon Hall Career Pathing Gold Excellence Award 2015 and 2016, Top 20 global Engagement Influencer 2017 and Employee Engagement Award US Vendor of the Year 2018, the Fuel50 team are delivering retention, engagement gains and transforming the employee experience in organisations across the world.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology and a Masters in Organisational and Industrial Psychology. Jessica is an endorsed organisational psychologist with the Australian Psychological Society, a Principal Practitioner member with the Association of Business Psychology and a Chartered member with the British Psychological Society.
Inspiring and developing individuals and strengthening teams to build high performing organisations has been the golden thread of Jim’s career since the 1990s. His loyalty, assiduous dedication and dynamic enthusiasm for developing others, as well as himself, has taken him on a rewarding, experiential journey with groups, through world class facilitation and organisational consultancy. Jim draws on direct experience as a line manager, working across a wide range of industry sectors. He utilises skills in listening, enquiry, offering insights, challenging, business acumen, supporting theory and concrete experience to unlock potential. When working with clients, Jim sets himself a high bar, modelling the performance mindset and respectfully challenging clients to do the same with the best of intentions and outcomes. Jim stays sharp in his practice through variety, valuing organisational contributions from trainee through to boardroom, flexing his approach to get the best results.
Having a background in publishing and recruitment, Joost knows about the importance of a proper recruitment marketing strategy. Because; talent will not ‘apply now!’, these days. Once being a recruiter, Joost knows recruitment and marketing have become one, in a way. EVP’s, Employer branding and Performance Data have become indispensible in modern recruitment. But.. Recruiters aren’t marketers, right? That’s exactly where VONQ comes in.
In his current role, Joost is responsible for the International team at VONQ. Together with his team, Joost is helping companies all around the world strategizing recruitment marketing. Whether it’s helping BAM posting jobs on a wide variety of suitable job boards across the UK, Germany and Belgium, or helping the European Investment Bank (EIB) running a continuous online employer branding and diversity campaign across 26 European countries; VONQ is here to help.
Lauren Touré (nee Finnegan) has 12+ years’ experience in the diversity and social inclusion sector having held diversity and inclusiin management positions with the London 2012 Olympic Games, Public Health England and most recently with Frost Included, where she consults the likes of the BBC, World Economic Forum and Harvard Business School on how to build inclusive culture.
At Public Health England, Lauren was Head of HR Operations and Equality & Diversity Lead; her focus was on embedding inclusive behaviours and leadership at the core of the organisation’s entire people strategy.
Lauren began her career in the charity sector, working with European Social Fund projects to develop groundbreaking methodologies to support more disabled people into work. She later took on a pivotal role in the London 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Team where she led efforts to attract, recruit and train a record number of disabled volunteers as part of their 70,000-strong volunteer workforce.
Dr. Lei Pan is Manager HR Analytics leading the HR Analytics team at Shell. Before joining Shell she was senior economist at ING, analytics product manager at Elsevier, and assistant professor in economics at Wageningen University. Lei holds a PhD in economics from VU University Amsterdam and an MPhil in economics from Tinbergen Institute and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
It is Lennert’s daily job to position BAM on the labor market amongst the strategic target groups BAM needs. With experience on both the corporate and consultancy side of recruitment marketing, he likes to act as a fully-fledged expert in the field. We shouldn’t underestimate the impact we can make by means of marketing. Marketing is one of the fundamentals to make the match between supply and demand. Lennert can be considered to be an expert in (digital) marketing now for 6 years. Lennert loves to be energetic and share his passion for recruitment marketing with stakeholders in an easy-to-understand manner.
Leo Van Geyt has an accumulated industry experience of more than 25 years as a respected all-round “serial entrepreneur” who loves to work with people, innovative products, technologies and services.
His goal is to share his vast and agile international business development, financial planning and management experience with other strategic business leaders to create added value for the stakeholders.
He has been hired by several other global companies for his no-nonsense business expertise. He has founded and is investing into several innovative companies to assist them in developing disruptive solutions and business models. He is highly qualified to boost the Sales and Partnerships within Spencer and lead the company into the new era of Employee Experience.
Leonard Beyeart is responsible at Virgin Pulse for strategic customers in Dutch and French-speaking countries as well as international clients. He brings experience in occupational health management as well as the consultation, implementation and above all marketing of health initiatives in various industries. He will provide insights into his experience across industries, as well as Virgin Pulse’s 15-year expertise in healthy corporate cultures and employee engagement.
Leonie Meißner is an associate in the firm’s Berlin office and concentrates her practice in labor, employment and workplace safety. She advises German and international companies on individual and collective employment law issues. Her work focuses in particular on data protection with regard to employment relationships, social security law and immigration law. In addition, she supports on employment law related issues in connection with corporate transactions and restructurings, such as co-determination.
As Senior Director of Human Resources at LinkedIn, Lisa is responsible for leading the Talent Strategy for LinkedIn across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. As a member of the EMEA & LATAM leadership teams, her role involves partnering with the most senior leaders in LinkedIn to deliver the company’s vision, as well as attracting, retaining and developing top talent across the organization.
Lisa has over 16 years’ HR experience in the technology sector, helping a number of multinationals scale their business in Ireland. She joined LinkedIn in Dublin in 2016 as HR Director and was promoted to Senior Director of HR EMEA in 2018, taking on responsibility for LATAM in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Greek and Roman Civilisation from Maynooth University.
Louisa Cole is a senior associate in the firm’s global labor, employment and workplace safety practice area, helping international businesses to manage employment law issues in the UK and the EU. She has extensive experience advising on UK immigration law and has represented some of the world’s largest companies, specifically in the tech, media and the financial services industries. Louisa provides strategic advice to businesses and individuals on navigating the UK immigration framework for establishing a business in the UK, operating a compliant and functioning immigration programme and advising on immigration options for businesses and individuals in light of Brexit. She regularly works with global businesses, in relation to the management of cross-border employment projects, the structure and maintenance of UK sponsor licences, and the development and documentation of internal mobility policies
Over the past 12+ years, Louise has specialised in leadership and culture change and has designed and delivered over 60 successful leadership, inclusion and cultural change programmes with clients such as Pepsico, Jaguar Landrover, Vodafone, Barclays, Microsoft, Google, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Astra Zeneca.
Louise is passionate about learning and fascinated by the potential for technology to drive changes in culture and behaviour to achieve high performance. This is what brought Louise to Hive Learning where she leads leadership, D&I and cultural change programmes focusing equipping leaders and managers with the tools to help their workforce thrive.
Prior to Hive learning, Louise worked in boutique leadership and culture consultancies and as an Organisational Development practitioner at Vodafone, where she was also Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Louise is also a certified executive coach/facilitator for high potential leaders and entrepreneurs.
Lynda is a seasoned highly commercial career interim with a wealth of experience at Global HR Director level and in transformational change leadership having worked across a wide range of sectors from FTSE to SME. In addition Big4 consulting she has worked with more than 60 companies across technology, consumer, telco, retail & leisure, pharma, biotech, media & publishing. Some of her previous employers and clients include Sony, Fujitsu, KPMG, GE, BP, Experian, Kenwood-deLonghi, Avis-Budget, Vodafone, Three, DixonsCarphone, United Business Media, Pearson and SpringerNature to name a few.
Lynda started her career in sales and together with her time in business performance improvement consulting she believes this has helped keep her commercial edge and helps her bring strategic and business thinking together with operational excellence in managing complexity, particularly highly acquisitive businesses and growth challenges across geographies. She has been involved in a wide variety of transformation and organisational maturity journeys including back office transformations, the shift to complex solution & services selling and mergers of businesses with often conflicting cultures.
She has a passion for new scientifc & technological developments, education, environment, healthcare and wellbeing in the workplace as well as joining up the customer and employee experience journey, building long term sustainability and future proofing in organisations, together with leadership team development, continual learning, and HR Director development.
Lynda is currently working with a PE backed group of companies in the education services & solutions sector.
Maja Roosjen is a seasoned HR leader who moved to HR after 15 years of wearing different hats as a litigator, consultant and mom. She is in HR to “make work better.” She wants to create a workplace where everyone can be all that they are and do amazing things. It is the right thing to do and also results in better business performance. She believes that HR needs to understand why people behave the way they do and help steer people through behaviour into the right direction for the organization. As people leave millions of data points in HR systems, HR’s role is to analyse all these data points and understand what is happening in the workforce. HR then has the opportunity to be front and center in decision making and become the designer of the employee experience that make employees and organizations thrive.
Mark is a highly experienced organisational development consultant, specialising in cultural transformation, employee engagement and executive facilitation. He spent two decades in the IT industry and was responsible for building global operational, data and business intelligence structures and processes for some of the largest companies in the world – expertise he now uses helping others with their data challenges and measuring engagement, diversity, values perception and the effects of cultural change against business performance.
Matt Alder is a strategic consultant focusing on all aspects of HR technology, recruitment marketing and employer branding. He is a globally recognised talent acquisition thought leader and a regular commentator on the future of work. Matt is the host of the popular Recruiting Future Podcast (www.rfpodcast.com) and is a co-author of the book “Exceptional Talent”
Max has spent the last 3 years optimising and digitising performance management processes. He is specialised in the employee lifetime value cycle and has advised over 100 leaders on how they can become great coaches, and consequently increase the value their employees generate for their business.
Melinda Brooks Bray leads the HR team at ASICS EMEA, a company on a mission to get the world moving. Through innovative HR solutions, Melinda is driving transformation, enhancing productivity and ensuring ASICS is fit for growth. Empowerment and engagement are at the core of her strategic plan to attract, develop and grow talent. And with a dedication to continuous improvement and a belief in the power of movement, Melinda is putting purpose at the core of the organisation.
With a career spanning international borders and 20+ years, Melinda has extensive experience across a broad range of disciplines from change management, internal communications, employer branding to labour law compliance and CSR.
Before leading HR at ASICS, Melinda was Director of Organisation Development at TomTom. Prior to that, she held the position of Talent Group Leader at global consulting firm, Hewitt Associates.
Melinda holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and Organisational Analysis from the University of Sydney.
Mervyn Dinnen is a talent and HR analyst, advising recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, retention and engagement. He is author of the book Exceptional Talent and a writer and international speaker on recruitment and HR trends. He previously spent 20 years working with UK companies on Recruitment and HR strategies
Moritz Meißner is a former army officer, business administration graduate and M.A. in business psychology. He joined VINCI Energies Germany in 2015 and is Head of Digital Learning. His central themes are Digital Transformation and New Work. His main focus here is on preparing employees for tomorrow’s challenges in the best possible way. In addition, he works in national and international working groups on the conception and implementation of strategic topics.
More information about him can be found at: https://about.me/MoritzMeissner
Articles can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moritz_Meissner3
Nick leads Mercer’s European Engagement practice, based in the UK.
Prior to Mercer’s acquisition of Sirota, Nick was Managing Director for Sirota’s EMEA Region. In that capacity, he worked with a diverse group of clients, including Shell, Michelin, Unilever, Solvay and NLNG, providing guidance to senior management on employee engagement and talent strategy.
Before joining Sirota, Nick was Group Vice President HR for BP plc, during the period when BP became the UK’s largest company via a series of mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was Head of Financial Services for the European joint venture between BP and Mobil Oil, based in Brussels, and before that, General Manager of Shared Services for Europe & Africa for Mobil Oil. While at BP, Nick was named as the country’s top HR Director by different publications.
His early career was characterized by successive senior roles within the international HR function for Mobil, while based in the USA and UK, and he worked throughout North & South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East on various organization change and HR projects.
Nick holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce & Law. He has been a non-executive director in the past with a FTSE 250 company and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Paul Callegari is a partner in the firm’s global labor, employment and workplace safety practice, helping international businesses to manage employment law issues in the UK and the EU. He is experienced in advising companies on all aspects of UK employment law including contracts and handbooks, performance and absence management processes, reductions in force and redundancies, internal investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures executive severance negotiations, TUPE, the enforcement of post-termination restrictions (including in team move situations) and defending employers against litigation from former employees. Paul also regularly works with international businesses, particularly US-headquartered businesses, in relation to the management of cross-border employment projects, such as pan-European redundancy programs, global incentive plan reviews, harmonisation of European contractual documentation and global data retention plans.
Pedro is Head of Leadership Development in AIB (Allied Irish Bank), Programme Director in the IMI (Irish Management Institute) Diploma in Strategic HRM and President of the Irish EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
He has previously worked in senior management roles in Penna HR Consulting, Deloitte, IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He has led the design and implementation of large-scale change and human resources interventions with both national and international clients, in the public and private sectors.
Author of “Managing People” – A book used by the Institute of Bankers in Ireland in its Bachelor of Financial Services Degree. Other published work includes:
Motivational speaker and regular presenter at HR, change and business conferences / events
As Boom Chicago For Business’s Director of Content, Pep does it all: high level event host & facilitator, writer, stand-up comedian, public speaker, coach, and creator of innovative corporate programs. A co-founder of Boom Chicago, Pep’s passion is using comedy to make hard-to-communicate messages land and stick, as featured In his 2012 TED talk, ‘Fight, Flight or Make Your Opponent Laugh.’ Pep hosts events like TEDx Amsterdam, The Next Web Conference and The Nordic Business Forum to rave reviews, even making President Obama laugh at the NBF. He was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on America’s long-running television show, Saturday Night Live.
Richard is Divisional Managing Partner for Ius Laboris UK Lewis Silkin’s 150 strong employment law team. He was named Lawyer of the year in the legal Business Awards 2019 and is recognised in major directories for his work, including Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal. Richard advises employers across a range of industries on major restructuring and acquisition projects, sensitive senior exits, disciplinary issues involving regulatory issues and high value employment litigation in the High Court and Employment Tribunals.
Richard is also an accredited mediator, and regularly mediates workplace issues such as dysfunctional working relationships between senior managers, partners and managers and team members. More recently, he has supported a range of companies in implementing Guardians schemes to provide supportive information resources for their employees.
Rick Jackson is the Senior Vice President Deutsche Post DHL Group Certified Initiative & Global Head of CIS for DHL Express. In this capacity, he manages the Certified initiative which is a key part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group Strategy 2020 and the global Employee Engagement & Cultural Change initiative; the Certified International Specialist programme in DHL Express. Rick directs the development and day-to-day management across a large portfolio of programmes ensuring investments made across the network guarantee they meet Deutsche Post DHL Group’s strategy goals and demanding global business standards.
During his twelve years with DHL, Mr Jackson has gained a wealth of experience and expertise in various parts of the business. Prior to his current appointment, Mr Jackson served as the Chief of Staff – DHL Express Europe running and managing the European CEO Management office.
Mr Jackson also previously served as a European Business IT programme manager responsible for large cross functional business IT programmes where he played a critical role in the creation of the European Business IT function.
His career in DHL Express commenced in the UK where he worked across the IT, HR & Customer Service organization.
Prior to joining DHL Express, Rick worked at the Arcadia Group Plc fulfilling a number of different roles across the IT organization.
Rick has a Dual Hons Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. (University of Sheffield)
Ruth Bielderman is Head Talent Attraction for ABN AMRO, based in the company’s headquarter in The Netherlands. She accelerates the transformation to an employee experience-driven organization focussing in particular with her team on Employer Branding, Talent Sourcing, Recruitment and Onboarding. Ruth started her career as Recruitment Consultant for Brunel, and joined ABN AMRO in 2012 as Recruitment Business Partner. Since 2017 she is responsible as Head of Talent Attraction. She invests in an innovative and new (digital) sound in the field of employer branding, agile recruitment and a more relevant and effective employee experience journey. And with success for ABN AMRO won e.g. different awards for the way they combined augmented reality in their talent acquisition processes.
Serhat Kakçi is operating within the Regional HR team of Euler Hermes Northern-Europe and is responsible of all HR-Controlling & HRIS activities. Part of the job involves overseeing all HR-related Controlling processes. He is also responsible for all the company’s HR information systems (HRIS) for the Northern-European region. ‘My job includes everything related to HR Controlling, such as FTE reporting, HR Budgeting and HR Cost Tracking. I am also the first and single point of contact when it comes to the HR systems we use. Furthermore, I serve as PMO for various HR projects that are being launched in Northern-Europe,’ says Kakçi. ‘It’s an incredible challenge, because we have 7 business units spread out over 15 countries and having 1,700 employees within my scope. Fortunately, things are going really well.’
After his Masters in Applied Physics, Stefaan joined McKinsey&Company where he primarily served clients in the Financial Services industry and specialized in ‘people’ topics (merger management, top team alignment, organizational design, culture transformation).
After nine years he become the director of staff for the Netherlands and later Scandinavia and Benelux responsible for all staff functions. With a one year break at IPsoft – a software company creating digital employees for service desks and call centers, Stefaan joined Aegon in 2018.
Next to running global HR technology and operations, Stefaan is driving the HR analytics journey within Aegon.
Stephanie Houston is Head of Talent Acquisition for EMEA at WeWork. Steph is of Lebanese origin and moved to Aberdeen, Scotland when she was 13 years old where she completed her education and obtained a BA in Corporate Communications with French and German. Having spent most of her HR career within Talent Acquisition in the Oil and Gas Industry, she moved into the Tech space in 2015 when she joined the Recruiting function at Booking.com in Amsterdam. Steph led the non-tech recruiting team globally for Booking.com whose efforts contributed to the company’s growth from 4,000 to over 16,000 employees in just over 3 years. Following a decision to return to the UK at the end of 2018, Steph joined WeWork’s Talent Acquisition function in London and has been building a team whose mission it is to identify, engage and attract talent to grow WeWork’s community across existing and new markets.
Stina is an Account Director at Peakon, based in London. She works closely with global, enterprise organisations on their journeys of moving to a more data driven and continuous employee engagement approach. Having joined Peakon at an early stage of its formation, she has first hand been able to see how the conversation around people analytics has deepened and how innovation in the area is driving a whole new level of insights for companies.
Having been part of two of the fastest growing European tech start-ups during her career, she is also never short on views around how teams can work together and enable their members to perform at their best.
In his role as Principal Consultant, Tom is known and respected for his willingness to ask the tough questions. By establishing a direct but always honest and fair relationship he helps our clients improve their self-insight to drive real growth.
Tom works closely with executives and their teams, and often over longer periods of time. He fully enjoys facilitating these processes, which is immediately apparent to anyone working with him.
Tom brings 25 years of leadership and HR experience to the A&D team from global companies like Tetra Pak, Vestas and A.P. Moller Maersk. These international merits have proven invaluable when working with our many global clients.
Tom holds an MSc in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School and a BA in Communication from New York.
Tom is Global Head of Performance Management at ING, based in Amsterdam. He focuses his efforts on further growing ING’s performance culture: how to change behaviour and have more continuous performance conversations. Before joining ING, Tom was a Global Agile @ Scale expert at The Boston Consulting Group where he worked over 10 years. In this role he helped many large organizations around the world, including ING, introduce news ways of working and change their culture. His focus has been on the people elements related to these changes.
Walter is co-founder en CEO of video recruitment platform Cammio. He leads a team of experts, specialised in online video technology, recruitment and employer branding. Walter frequently speaks at events on the role video in recruitment. Throughout his career, he has always been fascinated how technology can help reduce barriers, accelerate growth and create new markets. He brings over 20 years in strategic consulting, technology marketing and entrepreneurship. Walter has a truly international background being a Dutch-Austrian citizen, born in Switzerland and having worked in both Europe and Asia. He is an enthusiastic trail runner.
Since August 2016, Willem-Bart Overhand is Global Head of Culture, Leadership & Talent at Aegon. Aegon is one of the world’s leading providers of life insurance, pensions and asset management. 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Approx. 29 million customers and 20.000 employees.
In his role he is responsible together with a great community for Leadership Development, Talent & Succession Management, Organization Development & Culture and Inclusion & Diversity.
Willem-Bart is especially interested in the human side of (Digital) transformation. His professional mission: Transform organizations and develop leadership to create more human and successful organizations and a sustainable world.
Before joining Aegon he was Head of People & Organizational Development at Eneco Group and worked at several consultancy firms with a focus on Transformation, Change, Innovation, and Leadership Development.
Willem-Bart holds a Master in Business administration and lives with his wife and son in the city center of Amsterdam.
Having joined Unilever as a Management Trainee in Marketing nearly 10 years ago, Willemijn is currently looking after the Marketing talents in Tea and Ice Cream globally. In this part of the business Diversity and Inclusion flows through the entire value chain, from gender equality discussions taking place at the tea plantations with the tea pickers in Kenya to hiring Wall’s Ice Cream vendors with ‘diffabilities’ in Thailand and Mexico. We want to ‘melt the barriers’ at Unilever, making everyone feel included and valued. After ten years of hard work on gender balance within the company where we moved from 38% to 48% female representation at Management/Director/VP/EVP level, we are now ready for the next chapter.
Currently holding dual business partner roles for the Global Agribusiness & Trading Product Lines and for the Europe, Middle East & Africa operating company. He has experience working and living in two different continents with global HR operational experience across Europe, South/North America, Africa and Asia. As an Executive HR business leader, Mr. McClain is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate human resources strategies for the organization that are aligned with the overall group’s business strategy and ensuring the achievement of the business objectives focusing on key talent acquisition, reward & retention and talent development programs.
Yvonne Chen is the VP of Marketing at Udemy, where she is at the forefront of the future of work, partnering with organizations of all sizes to address the ever-growing skills gap and drive lifelong learning and development. Previously, Yvonne worked at Facebook, playing a lead role on the first Ads Monetization team and leading Product Marketing for key ads and business products. Her career in tech began at Google when she joined Google’s Consumer Operations leading Google Checkout and Google Product Search operations functions. Before that Yvonne managed a business call center at AT&T, where she drove an underperforming sales team to achieve 105% of their target. Yvonne holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
With 20 years of experience in the consulting industry, Zsolt has delivered numerous workshops on leadership, company and project management, public speaking, HR development. Zsolt is driving the growth of Hogan’s direct marketing and thought leadership campaigns across Europe, and is also responsible for strategic planning and growth in Hogan’s European business channel.
Working with key European partners, distributors, and multinational consulting companies to integrate Hogan’s solutions into current business offerings, Zsolt also explores new alliance relationships in unrepresented geographies.
Zsolt is a Hogan Certified trainer, coach and leadership advisory specialist.
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