Today, HP announced that executive vice president of Human Resources Marcela Perez de Alonso will retire, having decided to relocate to be with her family.
Marcela has agreed to remain at HP until her successor is in place to ensure a smooth transition.
As CEO Leo Apotheker noted in a statement today, “We truly regret that she is leaving, but we continue to see the value of her contributions to the company every day and we wish her well.”
Here’s a few examples of those contributions:
- Marcela has been with HP since 2004 and had worldwide responsibility for HP’s strategic human resources initiatives, practices and operations
- She was named “2009 Human Capital Leader of the Year” by the Society of Human Resource Management and featured on the cover of HR Executive magazine for architecting a breakthrough workforce planning model unmatched in the HR industry
- She led HP’s human resources organization through a series of acquisitions and a period of unprecedented growth, with HP’s workforce roughly doubling over the last six years.
- Marcela implemented numerous people programs, including “Leading for Results” to help cultivate the next generation of HP leadership and “Winning with Wellness” to empower employees to take charge of their health, finances and stress management.
To learn more about today’s news, read the announcement at the HP newsroom.