Rita Trehan, Chief People Officer of AGL Energy, President of RitaTrehan.com

Rita Trehan, Chief People Officer of AGL Energy, President of RitaTrehan.com


Rita has helped Fortune 200 companies and large corporations worldwide to improve operational efficiency, performance, consistency, and profits, successfully delivering transformation projects for global firms including Honeywell, AES Corporation, Coca-Cola and the World Bank.

A sought-after international speaker on the subjects of business and HR transformation, she is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post and numerous journals including Forbes magazine.

Her new book, Unleashing Capacity: The Hidden Human Resource, lays out the fundamental disconnects that frequently occur between the CEO’s vision and an organisations’ capacity to deliver and introduces my proprietary approach to closing the gap, ‘The Capacity Framework’. This tool helps businesses and large organisations to assess their Vision, Strategy, Solutions and Leadership Brand in a new way, and harness the power of HR to expand capacity and drive change.

Rita believes HR should be a business rather than just a function. In any business, no matter the sector, she believes HR can be transformed into the main driver of capacity. She is passionate about pushing HR into the spotlight and tackling the changes that HR must make to meet the business challenges of the 21st Century, in emerging markets as well as the western world.

Ranked among the Top 100 Human Resources Officers by ExecRank in 2012, Rita is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London; ‘Stevie’ Silver Award Winner 2015 for best international start-up of the year, as well as two Stevie Bronze Women in Business Awards 2015, for Most innovative Business and Best Start-up of the Year.

She is also an advisor, investor and member of the Board of Directors of EveryLayer (www.everylayer.com), a new innovative organisation that brings high-quality, affordable broadband to emerging markets in Africa and Asia.

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