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NetApp appoints Alessandra Yockelson as new Chief Human Resources Officer
Thu, 21st Mar 2024

NetApp, a leading figure in intelligent data infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Alessandra Yockelson as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Yockelson will be reporting directly to CEO George Kurian and will be responsible for the full spectrum of people and organisational strategy. This includes crucial aspects such as talent development and growth, performance management, team engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEIB), recruitment, and the oversight of compensation and benefits.

Prior to NetApp, Yockelson held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer at Pure Storage, where she successfully led organisational change efforts that resulted in significant global performance scaling. The breadth of Yockelson's experience extends over 25 years, making her a veteran leader in Human Resources.

CEO George Kurian warmly welcomed Yockelson, stating,"We have always been an organisation that both attracts and develops top talent, and Alessandra is a continuation of that tradition, poised to lead us in the next phase of our people strategy.”

Yockelson holds a doctorate degree from Fundao Getulio Vargas's So Paulo School of Business Administration. Along with her renowned expertise in leading global talent organisations and fostering cultures of performance and accountability, she has held various talent leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Diageo, and Philips. In each role, Yockelson has been instrumental in leading global business and cultural transformations that drive profitable growth, thereby ensuring her recognition as a leader in human capital management.

In response to her appointment, Yockelson declared, "I’m thrilled to join NetApp at this exciting time of innovation and opportunity. NetApp has a strong reputation for its technology leadership, customer focus, and collaborative culture. I look forward to working with the talented and diverse team at NetApp to enable our people to grow and thrive in a dynamic market."

NetApp's commitment to cultivating a culture of innovation, inclusion, and excellence is evidenced in their efforts to attract, develop, and retain top talent. This dedication has gained notice, with the company recently being recognised in NewsWeek’s World’s Most Trustworthy Companies, America’s Greenest Companies, and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 50 Corporate Philanthropists. With the addition of Alessandra Yockelson to their team, they reinforce this commitment while preparing for a new chapter of growth and advancement on a global scale.