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Columbia University Class Welcomes Blair Bennett

By |2023-07-17T08:24:23-04:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Columbia Class Welcomes Blair Bennett

Blair Bennett, Senior Vice President Global Talent Acquisition at PepsiCo was the featured guest speaker at Dr. Janet Walsh’s Leading Cross Cultural Global Organizations class at Columbia University.  Blair spoke about the differences in talent acquisition around the world and how individuals are sourced, hired, integrated, and promoted in Pepsi.  What was fascinating was the discussions around how an organization like Pepsi with different divisions like beverages and snack foods, adapts to different countries.  That business strategy is integrated into the staffing strategy and decisions made in human resources infrastructure.  The students, all professional business people, were excited and impressed with the chance to learn first-hand from a remarkable executive.  Thank you, Blair!

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Giovanni Giordano Speaks at Columbia

By |2023-07-13T17:57:44-04:00July 13th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you, Giovanni, for speaking to my masters class in HR at Columbia University. To kick off the class in managing the multicultural workforce, Giovanni used his global experience leading complex HR strategy and operations at British American Tobacco, Ferrero, Proctor and Gamble to highlight the challenges designing the integration of HR and corporate strategy. The students are early career HR leaders who welcomed the insight and advice. I know Giovanni has helped accelerate their careers!

Giovanni is currently the CEO of Blue Pragma, a Human Capital advisory business ( Its mission is to help public and private companies develop the leadership and organization effectiveness they need to transform and accelerate growth.

#giovannigiordano #bluepragma #birchtreeglobal #columbiauniversity #globalhr #SHRM #HRCI

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