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Renate Klemmstein


Renate Klemmstein

Chief People Officer, Unemployed

Renate's professional bio / interests

A trusted and respected HR professional and leader with a strong track record of positively impacting business results through the delivery of commercial HR solutions on a global scale. 20 years global HR experience in multi-national and highly matrixed organisations; partnering a wide variety of C-suite leaders and client groups, both B2B and B2C as well as Corporate global functions within global Banking, Insurance and Technology organisations. A strategic and commercial business leader who translates business strategy and needs, and brings HR thought leadership in areas like analytics, insights and transformation to deploy sustainable HR solutions against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions. Experienced in combining strategic interventions with delivering large-scale, global HR lifecycle processes including performance, hiring, talent, and pay. A performance-driven, hands-on HR leader with excellent communication and influencing skills gained in diverse, multi-site and multi-cultural environments that require resilience, flexibility, sound judgement, ability to deal with ambiguity and cultural sensitivity.

I’d like help with…

Culture and transformation. Maturing HR Business Partner models. Leadership and Talent Development.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

Born in South Africa and permanently emigrated to the UK in 2016, after several expatriate assignments to the UK.

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A career highlight

Chartered Fellow accreditation


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Joined Guild

Aug 03, 2021