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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Names Kristin Major as New Chief People Officer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has appointed Kristin Major as the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer (CPO), a role that will be effective from February 1, 2024. In this position, she will be reporting directly to Antonio Neri, the President and Chief Executive Officer of HPE.

Kristin Major. Image Source: HPE Press Release

Kristin Major's association with HPE dates back to 2011, and over the years, she has played significant roles within the organization. Most recently, she served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Talent Officer. Her career at HPE has seen her leading HR for various departments, including HPE GreenLake, HPE Aruba Networking, the HPE Transformation Office, and the office of HPE’s Chief Technology Officer. Before transitioning to the HR function, Major was engaged as the chief employment counsel for HPE for eight years, as part of the Operations, Legal, and Administrative Affairs organization.

Major’s appointment follows the tenure of Alan May, who has been the CPO since he joined the company in 2015. Under May's leadership, HPE’s Human Resource function underwent significant transformations to foster innovation, enhance talent, increase diversity, and improve culture and business results. May was instrumental in the formation of HPE during its 2015 separation from HP and has guided various transformation efforts, spin-offs, and acquisitions. He will continue to contribute to HPE by supporting the organizational integration of Juniper Networks, a recent acquisition by HPE.

Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE, commended Major’s deep understanding of the business and her strong relationships across the enterprise. He emphasized her passion for culture and creating an environment where team members can thrive. For her part, Major expressed her commitment to building high-performance teams and cultivating leaders who can enable team members to take on new challenges, learn, and grow in a healthy, inclusive environment.

This move is part of HPE’s ongoing commitment to advancing its strategic priorities, particularly around culture, innovation, and transformation, as they continue to position themselves as a global edge-to-cloud company.

For more detailed information, visit HPE


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