Susana is the People and Culture Vice President at JTI, a leading international tobacco manufacturer, which is one of only 14 companies worldwide to have been awarded Top Employer status for five consecutive years. From employee wellbeing and diversity and inclusion, to skills based volunteering and long-term charitable partnerships, and supporting excluded groups into employment, Susana is fully involved in JTI’s responsible business activities.
A Spanish national with more than 23 years of experience in Human Resources, Susana was HR Director in JTI’s Iberian business (Spain, Portugal, Andorra and one of JTI’s Global IT Hubs) for over a decade, where she oversaw the modernisation and amalgamation of HR services and the early adoption of flexible working and benefits. Susana has a special interest in employee empowerment programmes and expertise in leadership development and talent management. Susana has also been JTI’s Western Europe Region’s representative on the company’s global talent management taskforce. She has held previous HR roles in Spain at Pepsico and DHL.
Susana holds a Law Degree from ICADE Business School in Madrid and two Human Resources Masters Degrees. She lives in Surrey with her husband and two sons.
About Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team
Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.
The purpose of Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team is to create inclusive employment where everyone, regardless of their background or experience, has access to good quality jobs and the skills they need to thrive in work.
Find out more about BITC’s work on employment.