Adriana Bokel Herde

Chief People Officer

Adriana oversees the overall people strategy and operations. This includes the the candidate and employee lifecycle experience – from talent attraction, corporate onboarding, learning and development, compensation, benefits, inclusion, diversity and belonging.

As a global leader, Adriana previously served as a Chief People Officer at Synk (Cybersecurity), Pegasystems (Digital Transformation) and People Doc (HR Techology). Additionally, she held several talent related roles in the Biotech and Clinical Consulting industries in several countries.

Adriana is passionate about changing how candidates and employees experience HR and building people-centric talent programs with state-of-the-art technology. She believes in the power of education and how it can significantly improve lives. As the daughter of a teacher, she learned early that education is a driving force of personal and societal progress. It has the potential to create a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable world.

Adriana holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Fielding, an M.A in Adult Educational Psychology & Educational Psychology from Ludwig-Maximillian’s Universität München, and a Clinical Psychology MA degree from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro which included a 2-year exchange program with UCLA. She is currently pursuing her PhD.

What traits do you admire in a leader?

Kindness, humility and courage

What are your core values?

  1. Never give up
  2. There is always one day after the other
  3. Treat others how you like to be treated
  4. Learning always