CHRO of the Year Awards

If people are a company’s greatest asset, then chief HR officers (CHROs) have a lot riding on their shoulders.  We at HRO Today Global magazine recognise the strategic business value that CHROs bring to their organisations.  They are both stewards and strategists, responsible for a company’s talent and performance blueprint, driving both business and the bottom line forward.  Our CHRO of the Year award recognises CHROs that help drive workforce initiatives through innovation with measurable excellence in employee engagement and retention to prove it.  These CHROs are responsible for providing leadership to ensure talent acquisition and retention, business growth, and a culture that can lead in a global workforce.

The HRO Today awards gala is the industry’s best-known and most prestigious event that brings together inspirational innovators and thought leaders, and the leaders of distinction and winners of the 2017 CHRO of the Year awards were announced at the awards gala on 6 November, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Dublin, Ireland.  


Congratulations to the 2017 CHRO of the Year Award EMEA Leaders of Distinction:

Chief Human Resources Officer
GVK Biosciences Pvt. ltd
El Cavanagh-Lomas
VP, Human Resources EMEAR
Antonio Climent
VP, Human Resources EMEAA
Laureate International Universities
Ben Debnath
Global Head of HR Shared Services
Corporate HR Executive Director
Atlantic Grupa d.d.
WINNER, FOR PROFIT:  Oscar Gonzalez
Human Resources Director
Aco Momčilović
Chief Human Resources Officer
Rimac Automobili d.o.o.
Lynne Rennie-Smith
Head of HR
Ulster Bank
Alison Rumsey
Group HR Director
Network Rail
Vipul Singh
Vice President and Head of HR
ADP Private Limited

WINNER, INNOVATION:  Andrew Stephenson
Group People Director

Our winners in the media:

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