El Cavanagh-Lomas

El Cavanagh-Lomas
VP Human Resources Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia
Cisco
El Cavanagh-Lomas is VP for HR for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. She leads the business partnering, local operations and centre of excellence support to all functions within the region ensuring the alignment of global & regional strategy. She is passionate about driving business outcomes which have the employee experience at the heart.

El joined Cisco in April 2010 as part of the acquisition of Starent Networks and early in 2011 El became the Employee Relations EMEAR lead. El directed the ER strategy for EMEAR to enable the delivery of ER services to 12000+ employees across 60+countries.

In Oct 2012, El moved to lead HR for the Emerging Markets region – 84 countries clustered in 3 super regions (Russia/CIS, Middle East & Africa). El’s driving force in this role enabled the implementation of an HR strategy that encouraged all leaders, managers & local employees within Emerging to build and nurture community, regardless of function. In 2014 El took on the additional responsibility of HR for the Sales organization, and in November 2015 became VP for the entire HR EMEAR organisation.

FCIPD qualified, with a BSc. Honors in Law & German and is an Employment law expert for the EMEAR Region. El is also a qualified Business and Performance Coach and an NLP Practitioner and has a passion for the development of HR professionals.

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