Hitachi Vantara announced that Amee Desjourdy will take the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at the organization, effective immediately.
“We are excited to welcome Amee to Hitachi Vantara at a time when the role of human resources is more strategically important than ever,” said Gajen Kandiah, CEO, Hitachi Vantara. “Amee has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to provide HR leadership and people strategy in companies experiencing rapid growth and transformation. She is a passionate believer that business success depends on a commitment to engaging and developing diverse talent globally and attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry. She also understands the criticality of a compelling and inclusive company culture, an attractive employee value proposition, and a mission to contribute to a brighter, more sustainable future.”
Kandiah continued, “Amee is the right leader at the right time.”
Desjourdy most recently served as Chief People Officer at Brightcove, Inc. where she was responsible for leading their global HR organization as well as building and driving a business-focused, data-driven HR strategy during a period of growth and rapid change. She also led the company’s employee-centric COVID response efforts, established a strong Talent function focused on deepening manager and employee capability, and launched a global career development framework.
Prior to Brightcove, Desjourdy was the CHRO for Global Partners LP for five years where she led a multi-channel effort to build culture, improve the employee experience, and decrease employee attrition. She was also responsible for leading the successful integration of several acquired companies and formalizing a strategic corporate social responsibility program.