HR as an example and driver of

Increased Productivity

Friday 29th of May 2020, 9h15-10h30




Joe Slater, Marketing Director NE, PeopleDoc



Focus on Productivity

Combining productivity and People Focus

Tom Haak, Director HR Trend Institute


HR priorities going forward 

Tom will give a brief overview of current HR trends, how they are affected by the current crisis and what he expects to be the focus of HR going forward. 



Hydro’s HR Transformation Journey

Nelia Lapa, Global Head of HR Services, Norsk Hydro



Q&A + Conclusions

Nelia Lapa,

Global Head of HR Services, Norsk Hydro

Nelia is a senior executive, currently Head of HR Services for Norsk Hydro. She was appointed to this position on September 2018. In this role, she is responsible for Global HR Operations, including support for employees and leaders, recruitment, performance and development, compensation and benefits, payroll and industrial relations. Nelia also has strong background in Compliance and Process improvement.

Prior to this role, she headed the Latin America HR Competence Center for Norsk Hydro and prior to joining Hydro she held some senior leadership positions for multinational organizations including ADP, Convergys, NGA Human Resources and Anglo American.

Nelia has extensive experience leading large, diverse and cross-country teams towards common objectives to drive organizational effectiveness, high performance, innovation and change.

Nelia is a member of Hydro’s HR Executive Committee and Chairman of the HR Change Board. She has also been a mentor for Hydro’s leadership development programs.

Nelia graduated from Mackenzie University, School of Law. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the ESPM Business School in Sao Paulo.

Now residing in Oslo, Norway. Nelia enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Tom Haak,

Director, HR Trend Institute

The HR Trend Institute follows, detects and encourages trends.  In the people and organisation domain and in related areas. Where possible, the institute is also a trend setter. Tom is considered to be one of the leading global HR thought leaders.


Tom has an extensive experience in HR Management in multinational companies. He worked in senior HR positions at Fugro, Arcadis, Aon, KPMG and Philips Electronics.

Tom has a keen interest in innovative HR, HR tech and how organisations can benefit from trend shifts.


In the last years, Tom conducted workshops on HR Trends, HR Tech and innovations for organisations as AstraZeneca, Booking, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oracle, Perfetti van Melle, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, JDE, Deutsche Telekom, Heineken, Siemens, Nutreco, Airbus, Ferrovial, ABN-AMRO, FrieslandCampina, Amway, Philips, KPMG, Nestlé and various others. He is also a regular key note speaker at prominent HR conferences.

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