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Employer Branding Stars

where employers and experts share their know-how

on attracting & retaining talents


28-29th of November 2023

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Ted Meulenkamp (Spain) 🇪🇸

Lead Global Employer Brand at Mondelēz International

Samantha Kahn (USA) 🇺🇸

Global Manager Recruitment Marketing & Social at Warner Bros. Discovery

Tania Marston (UK) 🇬🇧

Senior Employer Branding, Recruitment Marketing & Talent Attraction Professional at BP

Gillian Horan (Ireland) 🇮🇪

CEO at The Pudding

Naomi Sive (Israel) 🇮🇱

Head of Employer Branding at Teva Pharmaceuticals

Camilla Ölander (Sweden) 🇸🇪

Global responsible for Recruitment and Employer Branding at Jysk

Iuliana Manza (Romania) 🇷🇴

Global Employer Branding Program Manager at HARMAN International

Tatjana Obenaus (Netherlands) 🇳🇱

Global Head of Employer Brand at Miro

Thomas Tiernan (USA) 🇺🇸

Recruitment Marketing Lead at Intuitive

Tomasz Bujok (Poland) 🇵🇱

CEO & Founder at No Fluff Jobs

Maruška Letica (Croatia) 🇭🇷

Employer Branding Expert at INA Grupa

Tanja Kurai (Serbia) 🇷🇸

EB & TA Comm Coordinator at Continental

Vivi Rizava (Netherlands) 🇳🇱

Recruitment Marketing Manager EMEA at Philips

Angélica Madalosso (Brasil) 🇧🇷

Founder & CEO at ILoveMyJob

Kamila Beckett (Finland) 🇫🇮

Global TA BP & HRBP at Digital Workforce Services

Elle Green (Australia) 🇦🇺

VP of Strategic Partnerships at The Martec

Isidora Stankovic (Serbia) 🇷🇸

Employer Branding Specialist at Infostud

Ally Brown (USA) 🇺🇸

Employer Brand Manager at VCA Animal Hospitals

Aleksandra Dondziak (Poland) 🇵🇱

Employer Branding Manager at Danone

Ingrid D’Lima (Singapore) 🇸🇬

APAC HR Chief Administrative Officer at Citi

Ignacio Arenas (Peru) 🇵🇪

Partner, Cultural Transformation Manager at Mambo

Glynnis Quek (Singapore) 🇸🇬

Online Marketing Lead at Google

Estera Anghelescu (Romania) 🇷🇴

Recruiting & Employer Branding Director at Kaufland

Igor Trofimov (Brasil) 🇧🇷

Creative Director at Makelove Agency Brasil

Catherine Gouw (Germany) 🇩🇪

Head of Employer Branding at Lidl International

Victor Rubin (France) 🇫🇷

Employer Branding Manager at BlaBlaCar

Kalyan Basu (India) 🇮🇳

VP of Sales, APAC at SmartDreamers

Mark Horley (UK) 🇬🇧

Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder at Tonic Agency

Amy Davies (Canada) 🇨🇦

CEO at First30, Author and Speaker

Carlos Politi (USA) 🇺🇸

Senior Talent Intelligence Partner at Amazon

Yasmine Yehia (Egypt) 🇪🇬

Employer Brand Manager (MEA region) at Schneider Electric

Adam Gordon (UK) 🇬🇧

Recruitment Marketing Tech Founder

Sarang Brahme (India) 🇮🇳

Head of Employer Branding at ShareChat

Neha Jain (India) 🇮🇳

Global Talent Branding Consultant at UST

Simon Buehler (Germany) 🇩🇪

Senior Global Employer Branding Manager at DHL

Charlotte Marshall (USA) 🇺🇸

Director, Global Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing at Intuitive

Francisco López González (Spain) 🇪🇸

Global Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Lead at PagoNxt

Ben Phillips (UK) 🇬🇧

Head of Employer Branding, Talent Marketing & People Experience at Happening

Madhu Karuthedath (India) 🇮🇳

Employer Branding & Culture Consultant

Aniket Jadhav (India) 🇮🇳

Arti Gangaiya (India) 🇮🇳

VP, Employer Branding Lead, India at NatWest Group

Nikos Foros (Greece) 🇬🇷

Employer Branding Solutions Lead at Kariera Group

Tobias Loder-Neuhold (Austria) 🇦🇹

Iwona Szramik (Poland) 🇵🇱

Internal Communication & Employer Branding Junior Manager at Capgemini

Eduardo Marques Lopes (Portugal) 🇵🇹

Alex McVeigh (Australia) 🇦🇺

Anish Sharma (India) 🇮🇳

Senior Manager at a leading management consultancy

Malcolm Peak (Australia) 🇦🇺

Vicki Saunders (UK) 🇬🇧

Shu Hu (China) 🇨🇳

Employer Branding Professional at Trip.com Group

Prachi Guron (India) 🇮🇳

Katarina Šonjić (Serbia) 🇷🇸

Raissa Tabone (Malta) 🇲🇹

Director of Internal Communications and Employer Brand at Bally’s Corporation

Henry Davies (UK) 🇬🇧

Danielle Farage (USA) 🇺🇸

Marco Dalmeijer (Sweden) 🇸🇪

Creative Employer Brand Expert at The Employer Brand Boutique

Jose Luis Pinheiro (Mexico) 🇲🇽

Elena Baeva (UK) 🇬🇧

Andy Goram (UK) 🇬🇧

Owner & Lead Consultant at Bizjuicer

Ruby Jeer (Australia) 🇦🇺

Lech Wikaryjczyk (Poland) 🇵🇱

Juliani C. Banagouro (Brazil) 🇧🇷

Employer Branding Manager at iFood

Shani Persson (Sweden) 🇸🇪

Marie Hürstel (Spain) 🇪🇸

Alex Her (USA) 🇺🇸

Head of Global Employer Brand at GoDaddy

Aylin Abdullah (Switzerland) 🇨🇭

Amanda Halle (USA) 🇺🇸

Kateryna Andrushchenko (Ukraine) 🇺🇦

Head of Employee Relations at Eleks

Thorsten Volz (Germany) 🇩🇪

Courtney Swain

As a senior human resource specialist with 12 years’ experience in both the private and public sector, I lead the design and delivery of strategic workforce initiatives, transformation and change outcomes.

Currently as a human resource business partner, I leverage my collaborative relationships with senior executive and human resource specialists to design strategic programs of work to address systemic risks and plan an HR agenda to implement proactive organisational change.

My professional capabilities are underpinned by a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Postgraduate Human Resource Management qualifications.

Achievements to date include the design of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, Disability Employment Strategy, Organisational Capability Strategy; Project lead for the design of Veterans Employment Pathway, Digital Strategy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Value Proposition.

Iuliana Manza

Iuliana has over 15 years of experience in communication and marketing, with local and global exposure.  For the past 4 years, she has integrated the mechanics of brand building with real and authentic stories coming from her colleagues to build the employer brand for HARMAN International. At the moment, she is the Global Employer Branding Program Manager within HARMAN International and coordinates the recruitment marketing and employer branding campaigns on a global level. She loves what she does and is excited to work in an environment with such rich cultural diversity.

Andy Goram

Andy makes businesses stickier from the inside out. As the founder of Bizjuicer, his focus is on improving retention, leadership and culture. In a 27 year corporate career he spent much of his time finding the truth that aligned customer, employee and business. He now helps find that connection between what drives the business and what drives the people within it, for others. From articulating purpose and values, facilitating leadership programmes, to bringing it all together with culture change, he’s driven to help people have more fulfilling work lives. He’s also the host of Sticky From The Inside, the popular podcast, where he talks to experts from around the globe on all these topics.

Ruby Jeer

Ruby is a seasoned Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Practitioner, with over 13 years’ experience that spans the corporate sector, government and now consulting at TQSolutions in Australia. Throughout her career she has crafted and executed an array of innovative strategies aimed at enriching the candidate experience.
Her specialisations include persona design, candidate journey planning, careers websites, EVP Strategy, digital and social marketing, graduate attraction, research, analytics and reporting.

Elena Baeva

Elena is an accomplished talent leader with 25 years of experience in the tech industry, where she actively addresses the ongoing challenge of meeting the ever-growing demand for talent.

Following a successful career at Microsoft, Elena founded 365 Talent Portal 10 years ago. This company specialises in expertly guiding tech companies and professionals to accelerate their success through innovative hiring and training services. They’ve empowered over 1,000 businesses worldwide to enhance and upskill their talent, as well as 10,000 processionals to advance their career in technology.

Amy Davies

Amy loves seeing people succeed. It’s the reason she wrote A Spark in the Dark: Illuminating Your Path to a Brilliant Career in a Reorg World and founded First30. First30 enables businesses to wow employees with an engaging and repeatable onboarding experience, and provide meaningful, cost-effective outplacement during layoffs.

She is also the Co-Founder of Voycer, a company focussed on employee engagement surveying and research. She is a professional corporate speaker and is currently writing her second book, What Employees Want: Proven Strategies to Attract, Retain and Engage Talent.

Whiny Fernandes

Whiny Fernandes is the Co-Founder of Employer Branding Brazil and Country Manager of Makelove Agency in Brazil.

With 10 years of experience at Groupon, Creditas, and Zenklub she’s helped companies create culture, built communities from the ground up, and helped recruit and hire departments for start-ups, scale-ups, and billion-dollar organizations.

Her degrees are in Psychology and HR and she specializes in helping companies create an employer brand that attracts and retains amazing people.

Iwona Szramik

Iwona is an expert in internal and external communications, employee engagement and employer branding, as well as wellbeing. Currently at Capgemini, Poland she is responsible for the strategic communication activities and external and internal employer branding.

She is a graduate of Journalism and Social Communication and is currently pursuing a degree in Media Content & Creative Writing.

Angélica Madalosso

Angélica Madalosso, CEO & Co-Founder of ILoveMyJob, is extremely focused on Employer Branding for Leadership, which is a pioneer in Brasil. She has cooperated with global brands such JTI, Kluber Lubrication, Michelin, Mondelêz, OLX Group, and such huge brands in Brasil as Sicredi, CCR, Locawed, Bradesco Seguros and others. Her new book ‘EB Expert’ is about to be issued in Brasil.

Maruška Letica

Maruška is a certified Employer Branding practitioner and experienced project manager, currently working on designing and implementing creative, efficient & productive employer branding strategies for INA Group companies.
Her background includes employee experience, well-being, benefits, and event management. She sees herself as a “marketing person” in the service of HR and is passionate about finding the best EB solutions for her organization.

Tanja Kurai

Tanja Kurai has 10 years of experience in the field of HR. Starting from 2014, she took the role as Human Relations Trainee at Continental and 9 months later she embraced a new job opportunity as an HR BP. During the years, she was covering various areas such as TA, L&D, Culture Development, Performance Management, Employer Branding, HR Communications etc. She brought a unique skill set to the Employer Branding Team.

Currently, Tanja is an EB & TA COMM Coordinator, working with the full marketing mix of social media activities, events, brand ambassadors, culture and corporate value, candidate communication etc

Tanja graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Subotica, majoring in European Economy and Business.

On a more personal note, Tanja is passionate about books, traveling, cooking and she is an avid animals lover.


Aleksandra Dondziak

Aleksandra is an Employer Branding Manager at Danone, responsible for developing and executing employer branding strategies, revamping Danone’s social media presence, building employee advocacy from scratch and focusing on long-term goals. Her journey to employer branding began from the IT sector, where she developed a strong passion for all things related to technology. According to the DISC methodology, she has a “yellow personality,” which aligns well with this line of work. With her expertise in employer branding, Aleksandra strives to create an inclusive, enthusiastic and engaging workplace culture that attracts and retains top talent.

Katarina Šonjić

Known as “Kat on coffee,” Katarina is an expert in employer branding and a taekwondo trainer. She believes that bringing people together and sharing knowledge is the right way for us all to progress, which is why she actively volunteers and enjoys sharing her experience with the community. She is a member of the Empple team, where she most enjoys shaping and preparing programs. She is the co-founder of Employer BrandSprint, a set of tools that simplify and structure employer branding processes. She loves coffee and enjoys bike riding in nature.

Ignacio Arenas

Ignacio Arenas is a Mambo partner and co-founder of Lucha Startup Studio. He is also a Leader of the People & Culture at Mambo.
Ignacio has over 7 years of experience leading commercial and consulting teams focused on people and culture, business strategy and user experience.

Raissa Tabone

Raissa is the Director of Internal Communications and Employer Brand at Bally’s, a leading casino-entertainment company with over 10,000 employees, 15 casinos across 10 states in the US, and a growing portfolio of global iGaming and sports betting brands. She leads a team of marketing, design, and communications professionals on their shared mission to champion Bally’s as an employer of choice. Acting across a wide range of platforms and channels, the team strives to foster a deep connection between the company’s candidates and employees, and its purpose, shared values, and goals.

Raissa has worked in various marketing roles for international tech and hospitality organisations whilst based in Melbourne, Australia and Malta, propelling her work into the finalists’ spot for leadership, best campaign, and employer of the year awards. Throughout her career, Raissa has channelled her deep passion for communications into crafting meaningful stories and integrated campaigns out of even the simplest briefs. As an avid reader and mum to a spirited 3-year-old, she has plenty to keep her busy outside of working hours.

Henry Davies

Henry is the Founder of the specialist internal comms and employer branding agency, 106 Communications. This is a business that uses insight-driven creativity to grow engagement, drive change, build belonging and improve reputation for ambitious brands. These have included a range of international brands including Belron, Bird & Bird, Bally’s, Cero, Canon, Virgin, Iyuno and Arriva.

Henry started his working life as a journalist, before going into teaching and finally falling (head first) into branding and marketing. He loves to play and watch cricket, enjoys reading crime fiction and, of late, he’s become slightly obsessed with spin classes.

Tomasz Bujok

A CEO who knows how to develop software. A software developer who knows how to run a company. A computer scientist with a decade of software development experience in Poland and Switzerland, this CEO is a force to be reckoned with. Speaker at many international IT conferences in Europe and the USA. Privately, an avid open-water swimmer and a car enthusiast.

Estera Anghelescu

Estera Anghelescu, awarded by Kantar in 2022 “The Employer Brand Global Leader of the Year”, is the Recruiting & Employer Branding Director at Kaufland Romania and Moldova. She embarked on her journey with the Kaufland team in 2004, building on her professional career by championing and growing the success stories through the programs and campaigns she coordinated over the past 18 years within the company.

Her dedication to both personal and professional growth is evident through her engagement in various training programs, including the Executive Education “Leading and Managing Innovation” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Women in Leadership: Becoming an Agent of Change” at MIT, and the Executive level course at the Employer Branding College.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Estera is an active badminton enthusiast, regularly competing in matches that challenge her endurance and skills.

Neha Jain

Neha is an employer branding specialist, passionate about getting talent to work in places where they thrive, as it allows both organizations and individuals to thrive. She co-founded a company called True Blue Advisory that created EB solutions for over 5 unicorns and large MNC’s she believes in creating a communication strategy that focuses on allowing companies to talk the language talent understands. Focused on understanding new age branding channels, she blends in a deep understanding of HR and brand strategy.

Vicki Saunders

Vicki is an expert in EVP and employer brand. She headed up the Employer Brand teams at Boots, BAE systems and Currys, leading each business to step change their talent attraction and drive positive change in their culture. Before landing in employer branding, Vicki built her early career as an award-winning marketeer in consumer marketing, brand and customer proposition, leading the biggest advertising campaigns at Boots and made no less than 64 TV ads including the “Here come the girls” series. She is a strategic marketeer who is passionate about drawing on both art and science to drive far reaching impact on their business which sets them apart from their competitors. Vicki now also offers consultancy in EVP and employer brand through her new company, theevpconsultancy.co.uk.

Tobias Loder-Neuhold

Tobias Loder-Neuhold is passionate about two things in particular, communication and people, which made Employer Branding the perfect fit. Fascinated by the industry’s impact on helping people find the best job and companies with the right talent, Tobias joined Universum to work with some of the most intriguing companies globally. His skills cover strategic EVP development and communication, and he firmly believes in a data-driven approach.

He knows the technicality of things and combines it with a strategic approach and a creative mind to create successful Employer Brands for Universums clients. His work received a Rally Award in 2021 and proves that understanding your audience is essential to success in employer branding.

Malcolm Peak

Sometimes when you seek expert advice you wonder if the solution presented is what you really need or what the service provider wants to sell.

In establishing Peak Corporate Solutions Malcolm wanted to offer something different…to work with companies needing pragmatic and practical solutions to their problems, bringing some of the best industry thinking to help them.

They’ve been very successful in this endeavour, working with a range of government and private sector organisations on their employer brands to enable them to become “first choice” employers, and advising leadership teams on how to engage their people to be productive and positive about their employment and the organisation they work with.

It’s about delivering practical people solutions to help organisations be successful.

Eduardo Marques Lopes

Eduardo is a marketing expert passionate about HR that works on Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing projects with Portuguese and international clients.

Today, he leads the Marketing and Communications Department at Multipessoal, a Portuguese HR firm with 30 years of experience.

Born in Coimbra (Portugal), Eduardo has a degree in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics and also holds an International Master’s in management from Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

Ben Phillips

By day, an award-winning, hands-on talent marketing and branding leader with deep expertise in digital, content, and social media. With a career spanning talent and consumer marketing, and learning & development, in addition to training in Agile and Design Thinking, Ben loves driving change and transformation that results in positive impact to speed, cost and quality. By night (and sometimes day, also), Ben is a father of two (three if you include the dog [aka ‘my favourite child’]), husband of one, avid road cyclist (aka MAMIL – middle-aged man in lycra 😳), miserable Spurs FC fan and, purveyor of world class dad jokes.

Aniket Jadhav

Aniket Jadhav is a seasoned Analytics professional with 10+ years of experience in Analytics. As a People Analytics SME in a leading French multinational, he excels at creating value-driven assets for informed HR decision-making. Aniket’s expertise lies in enhancing employer branding through employee experience and strategic workforce planning, consistently delivering impactful results.

Arti Gangaiya

Arti Gangaiya, a corporate storyteller is passionate about brand building, campaign management, and communication strategies. She collaborates with various stakeholders to highlight authentic stories to attract, retain and engage top talents.

In her current role at NatWest Group, she takes care of the Talent Attraction- Employer Branding for India. Prior to NatWest, Arti led the Employer Branding charter at Myntra and Branding & Internal Communications for Aptiv Technical Center India.

Nikos Foros

Nikos is leading the Employer Branding Solutions team of kariera.gr, the biggest hub for professionals in Greece. Prior to joining kariera.gr, he has worked in experiential learning roles and educative programs, and most recently, on initiatives in project management and product development.
Nikos is an expert in employer branding. Thus, over the last 2 years, along with his team, he has been consulting some of the biggest employers in Greece on their employer branding strategies. Together with major client stakeholders, he is building tailor-made solutions for their brand, on different components of employer branding, such as employee value proposition building, optimization of their career site, 360° onboarding evaluation, and transformation of their candidate experience.

Sarang Brahme

Sarang is passionate about talent branding & candidate experience. And employee experience is the other side of the same coin.
He started his digital marketing career and entered the world of recruitment and sourcing. Over the years, the innovative ways to
hire and attract candidates enticed him to explore new career paths. Sarang evangelized talent branding in Capgemini by building EVP and talent attraction campaigns globally and now building ShareChat’s talent brand. Building, engaging and learning through the community
is one purposes that drives him. Sarang is also a co-founder of the Recruiting Adda community in India.

Francisco (Curro) López

Francisco (Curro) López is an experienced Human Resources professional with more than 12 years of experience focused on people, digital transformation, cultural change, talent acquisition and development, being specialized on digital business, tech and marketing profiles. He has developed his career in a wide range of companies, from Startups and scaleups (Gympass & PagoNxt by Santander) and large corporate companies (Procter & Gamble & Michael Page)​.

He is a solid team leader, he developed teams from the scratch, leading global talent acquisition and employer branding communities.

​In addition to his professional work he is also an Associate professor, collaborating with several higher education business schools & universities. He is also author of the book “Tu yo digital”.

Camilla Olander

Camilla Ölander works in the Recruitment and Employer Branding sector, and together with her team she supports  28 countries (EMEA) on how to attract and onboard at JYSK. Camilla is passionate about reaching talent in new ways, outside of the traditional means and she’s a strong believer on the importance to involve all hiring managers when reaching the local markets.

She’s incredibly proud that many of the countries JYSK operate in, has won employer of the year awards in a very competitive market, along with the sense of pride that JYSK people show and spread in their everyday life.

 

Isidora Stankovic

Isidora has worked for the leading Centre for Employment and Career Development for the past 8 years.

Starting her career as a beginner in sales, Isidora has worked her way up through various roles to become a seasoned Key Account Manager, and later on Employer Branding Advisor. With a passion for bringing the latest trends in the field of employer branding to the Serbian market, Isidora and her colleagues are a team of experts dedicated to the mission of Infostud: to make Serbia a better place to work.

Thanks to her expertise in the area of employer branding, Isidora has helped numerous companies across Serbia to enhance their employer brand and attract top talent.

With 8 years of experience in employer branding and a passion for making a positive impact in the Serbian job market, Isidora is dedicated to sharing her insights and working collaboratively with companies to develop effective employer branding strategies that help organizations succeed and make a difference in people’s lives.

In her free time, Isidora enjoys traveling and exploring new destinations, or daydreaming about her next adventure. She is also an avid sports fan and can be often found cheering on her favourite athletes. And when she wants to unwind, there’s nothing like a shot of rakija to help her relax.

Vivi Rizava

Vivi Rizava is an Employer Brand Strategist and Talent Marketing Expert. Since the start of her career, she is making global employer brands stand out. Vivi is a strategic thinker and hands-on contributor to global teams providing creative, scalable, and pragmatic solutions.

In her current role, Vivi is responsible for developing and executing local employer branding strategies, managing recruitment marketing campaigns, creating engaging content, and measuring the effectiveness of employer branding and recruitment marketing content while collaborating closely with HR, Brand, Communications, and other stakeholders. When Vivi is not busy with EB and RM you will find her exploring new cities (or maybe the same cities again again) and connecting with people in meaningful ways.

Naomi Sive

Naomi Sive is an experienced employer branding and communications professional. For over 20 years, she has led teams of highly skilled professionals in global organizations.

Naomi is passionate about building an organization’s distinctive brand image to set it apart from the competition, drive cultural engagement, and ensure future organizational success by attracting and retaining top talent.

She’s motivated by leading change and engaging audiences with compelling employee stories. Stories that encourage employees to share their real selves and increase understanding, empathy, and togetherness throughout an organization.

She is results-driven and believes in leading with positivity, authenticity, and courage.

Ted Meulenkamp

Ted brings 26 years of experience in talent acquisition and attraction. For the last 13 years he has worked as a Global Head of Employer Branding for Roche, Banco Santander and, currently, for Mondelez International. Developing global EVP’s, local roll-outs, embedding EVPs in the corporate brand, running campaigns are the topics he is willing to share his expertise in.

Victor Rubin

In 2021 Victor joined BlaBlaCar as the first Employer Branding Manager, whose role previously had been divided between the HR and Communications team.

Since then, he has deployed the ever first BlaBlaCar’s EVP, created and implemented an employer branding strategy, and launched a brand-new career website. After having set the foundations, his focus is now being directed towards innovation and finding new ways to approach talent through communication.

Marta Romaniak

Marta Romaniak – VP of Global Branding – is responsible for Marketing, Communications and Employer Branding globally at Avenga. She has held many responsible positions within Ukraine’s local and national IT community.

Forbes has included her in the list of the Top 25 women in the country’s IT industry.

Now Marta leads an international team of professionals from Poland, Germany and Ukraine. She is a genuinely inspiring speaker by nature.

Tatjana Obenaus

Tatjana Obenaus (M.A.) has a strong interest in brand marketing, employer branding, and employee experience. What sets her apart is her cross-functional expertise in both brand marketing and people communications, gained through her work at various companies such as Nike, Nokia HERE, IMA@media.monks, and Booking.com, where she held diverse marketing and communications roles.

Presently, she holds the position of overseeing Miro’s global Employer Brand and leads a team of 5 talented talent marketeers. Outside of work, Tatjana enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, and engaging in various activities, from practicing yoga to exploring Amsterdam’s beautiful streets on a bike.

Priti Soni

Priti is a creative heart-on-sleeve London-based Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing Leader, passionate about attracting the right talent to the right roles. She graduated within marketing but her experience strongly lies within talent acquisition.
Always curious, you will find her continuously learning about biohacking, what makes good copy design, how to make the world a better place, and how to explore more of the world while salsa dancing her way across the globe.

Samantha Kahn

Samantha leads Global Recruitment Marketing & Social at Warner Bros. Discovery, home to brands like max, HBO, CNN, Warner Bros., WB Games, Discovery, and DC Comics.

In this role, she has the exciting task of telling the stories of the behind-the-scenes talent bringing some of the world’s most loved content to life. Samantha began her journey at Warner Bros. Discovery six years ago, originally on HBO’s talent acquisition team. Before that, she gained experience in various fields, including the beauty marketing industry and professional musical theatre and opera.

With her roots in entertainment – both in front and behind the stage and screen – storytelling is an art that she knows in her bones, and is proud to be able to do it for WBD.

Carlos Politi

Carlos is a Senior Talent Intelligence Partner at Amazon. In his role, he analyzes and guides talent sentiment and talent location strategy actions within Amazon Stores. In this line of work, he leverages people data to support the business, particularly talent acquisition initiatives, combining the practitioner side of human capital with the research field.
Carlos has held different roles at Fortune 500 companies, where he worked on human capital initiatives spanning talent acquisition, talent management, strategic workforce planning, mergers and acquisitions, and employee relations.

Mark Horley

Mark is CCO and Co-founder of Tonic. He has worked with international brands across a very wide variety of sectors, developing global, national, and local EVPs and employer brands that work right through the employee experience. They’ve won over 100 awards for their work and Mark truly believes that the best creativity does more than just makes you attractive, it builds a loyalty that’s hard to break.

Simon Buehler

Simon has been taking care of the global employer brand of Deutsche Post DHL since 2018. He’s looking back on more than 10 years of experience in strategic and operative roles in marketing communications and translates those learnings into employer branding and talent acquisition.

But most importantly: he is a nerd. Like a super nerd. That’s why it’s his greatest pleasure to talk about how eSports has grown to be a great way to show the unreachables that DHL is a great place to work.

Adam Gordon

Adam has been in recruitment since 1999, originally working in agency and then moving into recruitment marketing and employer branding with Havas People. After 3 years in employee comms consulting at PwC, he built Social Media Search, a talent sourcing company which became part of Norman Broadbent plc in 2012 and after 4 years on the operating board there, in January 2017 he co-founded Candidate.ID, the world’s first marketing automation product for talent acquisition. As CEO, Adam sold Candidate.ID to iCIMS, Inc in March 2022 and will be launching another recruitment marketing tech start-up in late 2023.

Elle Green

Elle Green has over 15 years’ experience leading employer branding and talent attraction strategies across almost every industry! With leadership roles at Havas People, PeopleScout, LinkedIn and a stint with workforce intelligence just for fun, she has deep understanding of both the talent and AI space. With a keen eye for what makes talent tick, Elle has crafted and executed strategic employer branding initiatives that captivate top talent and has successfully built employer brands that resonate with diverse talent pools, to create inclusive work environments that stimulate innovation and growth. Leveraging her expertise, Elle is a driving force in shaping the future of employer branding and AI at The Martec, using AI to empower advocacy and personalise talent journeys.

Yasmine Yehia

Yasmine Yehia is a Regional Employer Branding Senior Manager in Schneider Electric for MEA region. She is an HR expert with 20 years of experience in both multinational & local organizations. Yehia started her employer branding journey back in the days when it was only a function of recruitment marketing in 2003 with unique skills in internal communications, public speaking & digital marketing trends. She is also handling the global ambassador program for Schneider Electric. Certified employer branding expert & personal branding strategist in 2020.

Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall was named the 2019-2020 Employer Brand Leader of the Year and has successfully built and launched seven Fortune 500 employer brands and is an in-demand speaker. She is the Director of People Branding at Intuitive and the co-author of the best selling book ‘Give & Get’.

Thomas Tiernan

Thomas Tiernan leads recruitment marketing at Intuitive and has 9 years experience working in leading technology companies such as Continental and Dish Networks. He has a deep passion for creative storytelling and is inspired to continue building his knowledge in employer branding.

Madhu Karuthedath

Madhu is a storyteller who has spent the past 15 years experimenting with content as a medium to highlight brand experiences. He has led both large & small creative teams, with both extravagant & tiny budgets and varying aspirations. In the past, Madhu fortunately worked with some truly amazing teams and individuals. He is passionate about content, digital, platforms, and communication strategies and has thoroughly enjoyed bringing together some great people to create great things.

As a professional, Madhu likes to work with high agency, solution orientation, and people who can join forces for collective impact–and for that, an environment that is decisive and clear on purpose is the most conducive. Quality of leadership is non-negotiable.

Cathy Andreasson

Cathy has been working in people experience and employer branding space for over 10 years in various capacities from specialist to employer brand management to consultancy. Today, Cathy works within H&M Group as a Global Employer Brand Manager for tech talents, implementing full lifecycle employer branding, making sure the employer brand runs through every moment that matters. She is passionate about people experience and her strength is to connect the dots and create that cohesive, outstanding talent experience.

Kalyan Basu

Kalyan heads the Sales team for SmartDreamers in the APAC region. As a leading recruitment marketing company headquartered in Europe, SmartDreamers empowers global enterprises to elevate their employer branding and recruitment marketing strategies at scale. With Kalyan’s strategic guidance and collaborative approach, major companies across APAC benefit from his expertise in building and executing highly effective employer branding strategies. Prior to joining SmartDreamers, Kalyan was at Indeed.com, where he closely partnered with talent acquisition professionals. Now, he leverages his extensive experience to deliver exceptional results for SmartDreamers and their valued clients.

Ally Brown

Ally Brown leads employer brand and recruitment marketing at VCA Animal Hospitals, a leader in veterinary care and part of the Mars family of brands.

In this role, she developed an award-winning employer brand from the ground up and is bringing it to life through content, storytelling and employee advocacy. With over a decade of diverse marketing and employer brand experience across multiple industries, she has created sustainable results and award-winning programs for global companies by engaging the company’s most powerful asset – their people.

Tania Marston

Tania is an experienced marketing professional with extensive employer brand, talent attraction and recruitment marketing experience. Tania works in bp’s global talent attraction team leading on high profile campaigns to support bp’s growth businesses.

She is also co-chair of BP’s Working Families business resource group helping to bring a positive inclusive employee experience for parents and carers. The group’s purpose includes to build awareness of carer needs, influence progressive family policies, design events that inspire work/life balance and support others,

Outside of work, Tania also volunteers for ‘Parity for Disability’ with their attraction and fundraising strategy.

Who will be sharing knowledge this year?

Our Partners

Strategy & EVP
External design
External tools
Internal design
Internal tools
Day 1: EVP&Strategy