Rita Trehan

Founder and Principal of Rita Trehan, LLC

Rita Trehan is a recognized expert in Human Resources, Organizational Design and Change Management. She has over 20 years of global private sector experience, working across both developed and emerging markets. She is a business transformation specialist, is Chief Capacity Officer at Rita Trehan LLC. Prior to starting her own business, she was s Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, where she was responsible for key Functional areas; Human Resources, Communications, Performance Improvement and Safety for AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a global $8 billion energy company.

With the proven experience and track record to match, Rita’s ability to “get things done” is demonstrated in her success in building functions from a grass-roots level, while managing integrations and restructuring organizations to align with changing market conditions. Often achieved with limited access to both resources and people, her leadership philosophy is as follows: Keep it simple, keep it business focused and always seeks to combine innovation with practicality.

Consistently respected and cited for her leadership, she has the ability to inspire, engage, and challenge people to reach their potential.

As a sought-after speaker globally, Trehan has appeared at events such as CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, where she discussed reframing HR through changing mindsets. Alongside this, she contributes articles to esteemed publications such as Washington Post and has been ranked in the top 75 of chief Human Resources Officer by ExecRank, the list that recognises the world’s leading HR professionals. She is the author of a forthcoming book on HR, where she shares perspectives on the ‘real work of HR

Trehan is a member of the advisory board of EveryLayer, a company dedicated to bringing better, faster, cheaper broadband everywhere.

You can contact Rita on twitter at @rita_trehan and connect with her via LinkedIn. Rita’s blog can be found at www.ritatrehan.com.