Alessandra Ginante Yockelson

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer and Global HR Leader

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Alessandra aligns Strategy, Culture, Organization, and Talent. She leverages her global background and accomplished track record across Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Automotive, and Technology industries to lead business transformation that enables organizations to grow at scale. Serving as Chief Talent Officer and Global HR Executive for the Technology function and the Business Units of Hewlett Packard Enterprise ($30 billion in revenue; 60,000 employees), since October 2018 she leads the multiyear transformation of HPE’s talent ecosystem globally, ranging from building organizational capabilities in service of the company’s business model transformation and driving succession management of our most senior roles to innovative talent attraction and talent management approaches, to linking performance management to strategy, and driving Inclusion and Diversity. In this capacity, she works closely with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and standing governance committees, and she supports the enterprise operating model for organization agility. She is a member of the enterprise risk management committee. Prior to moving to Silicon Valley to join HPE, Alessandra led all people and organization components of Diageo North America’s digital transformation as the Executive Vice President of HR for the global spirits giant, based in Connecticut/USA. This initiative generated profitable revenue growth by modernizing the company’s route-toconsumer model, leveraging enterprise data strategies and advanced analytics to ethically uncover consumer insights and enhance customer experience. From 2013-2016, at Avon South America in São Paulo/Brazil, she led an innovation and business excellence program that yielded $200 million in revenue growth and profit margin expansion. She also served as the President of the Avon Foundation for Women supporting gender equity, particularly focused on domestic violence and breast cancer issues. With Philips Healthcare Technologies from 2000-2013, she lived in Brazil, the Netherlands, and the USA, and led the HR integration of the largest acquisition made by the company at the time. Culture, executive rewards, talent assessment and retention as well as the back office integration of the acquired company were some of the topics within her remit. Moreover, serving as the Global Head of Talent in its Lighting division, Alessandra expanded talent pools, accelerated succession readiness to key positions and increased diversity representation. She also oversaw the HR implications of the strategic divestiture of the company’s consumer electronics division. Before Philips, Alessandra held HR roles at Volkswagen and with a local corporate bank in Brazil. Alessandra holds a master’s degree in Human Resources, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in organization studies with focus on the CEO effect on firm performance. She has attended development programs at the University of Chicago, Wharton University, Harvard University and the University of Michigan. She was awarded the “HR of the Year” prize twice by Grupo Abril in Brazil.

A Brazilian and Italian national and permanent resident of the United States, she is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. She is passionate about advancing human rights for underserved communities.

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Alessandra Ginante Yockelson
Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer and Global HR Leader
Hewlett Packard Enterprise