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Dr. Dieter Veldsman (PhD)

Chief HR Scientist

Dr. Dieter Veldsmanis an organizational psychologist with 15+ years of experience across the HR value chain and lifecycle, having worked for and consulted with various organizations in EMEA, APAC, and LATAM. He has held the positions of Group Chief People Officer, Organizational Effectiveness Executive, Director of Consulting Solutions, and Chief Research Scientist. He is a regular speaker on the topics of Strategic HR, Future of Work, Employee Experience and Organisational Development.

Erik van Vulpen

Leader in People Analytics & the Future of Work

Erik van Vulpen is the founder and Dean of AIHR. He is a globally respected writer and speaker on people analytics, digital HR, and the future of work.

Marna van der Merwe

HR Subject Matter Expert

Marna is an Organizational Psychologist and Subject Matter Expert at AIHR. She has extensive experience in Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness and Strategic Talent Management. She is a researcher, published author and regular conference speaker in the areas of talent management, experience design, as well as the changing nature of careers. Marna holds a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology and is currently completing her PhD in Organizational Psychology, with a specific focus on talent management in the changing world of work.

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