Gartner Expert

Felipe Hessel

Sr Director, Advisory

Felipe Hessel provides consultation for HR organizations (clients) to help them design, implement and measure their HR & Talent Strategies as well as HR transformations.

This involves working alongside CHROs and their leadership teams to understand their functional transformation journey, particularly the implications on structure, processes, people and change.

Mr. Hessel supports the generation of research IP under the banner of the HR Functional Strategy and Management (HRFSM) KI.

Previous experience

Mr. Hessel worked as Head of HR within the investment management, retail, pharma, chemicals, mobility, and aviation industries. He was accountable for the HR strategy and budget, as well as a member of the senior leadership team responsible for Culture, Employee Experience, DEI, Organizational Design and Development, Leadership Development, inter alia).

Professional background

Sonae SGPS

Head of People


Associate Director, Global HR Strategy & Ideation Lead


Director HR Consulting

Areas of coverage

HR Function Strategy and Management


MBA, Hult International Business School

BSc, Social and Organizational Psychology, ISCTE

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to structure their HR Service Delivery Models

2How to manage cost, efficiency and effectiveness in the context of an HR Transformation

3How to design HR governance, roles and competencies to drive an effective and efficient service delivery

4How to design, implement and measure HR and Talent Strategies

5How do develop and deploy change strategies to support HR Strategy implementation and HR Transformations