Janina Kugel is a veteran in the HR and organisational change space and according to SPIGEL, the ‘’most prominent German manager’’. As a highly recognised and experienced leader, she has held multiple senior director roles and enforced change in multiple global companies such as Siemens.
Janina was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany and the Università di Verona in Italy. Following this, she started her career as a Management Consultant at Accenture where she worked for international companies in Europe and the USA with a focus around reengineering restructuring and organisational design.
Following this, Janina then earnt several senior positions at Siemens regarding business strategy and human resources. She achieved titles such as Director of Strategy Business Transformation, Director of Corporate Development, Director of Human Resources, Corporate Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer.
After her time at Siemens, Janina moved into a role at Osram Opto Semiconductors serving as Chief Human Resources Officer where she had global responsibility for HR, Executive Development and Diversity Learning and Education, Social Innovation, and Environmental Protection, Health Management and Safety (EHS). Later returning to Siemens, Janina took on the role of Corporate Vice President for Human Resources Strategy & Leadership Development and Chief Diversity Officer before progressing to a member of the executive board and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Janina is passionate about change and has always preached the importance of it. She explains that the world is changing as well as the business world. Therefore, she encourages the embrace of new things and new inspirations. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Board Member of Konecranes Oyj, Finland and pension guaranty association PSVaG. Along side this, Janina is an active supporter of multiple national and international diversity initiatives pushing the need for change in organisations.
Janina Kugel is available now to book for speeches at corporate events. When booked as a speaker, Janina shares her experiences on human resources, the future of work, leadership and the power of diversity. A seasoned speaker, Janina has previously delivered the TEDx talk Using The Power of Being Different, spreading her expertise on diversity. When looking for an empowering HR speaker with detailed knowledge of diversity and inclusion, book Janina Kugel today.