Top Employers 2022 Certification Celebration

The Top Employers 2022 Certification Celebration will be hosted on 20 January. This year, we bring together HR leaders and their peers to connect, inspire, and celebrate a better world of work in an exciting virtual format in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Celebration City! The event is open to certified Top Employers only.

As we build on the lessons learned during 2021, we continue to celebrate excellence in people practices, and this is the overarching theme of the Top Employers Certification Celebration 2022. After networking with your colleagues and peers, the programme will move on to opportunities to learn from the very best people practices. HR leaders from certified organisations will be presenting their HR best practices and you’ll have a chance to interact with them.

And most importantly, the 2022 Top Employers will be recognised, revealed and celebrated!


David Plink
CEO, Top Employers Institute


David brings more than two decades of experience in general, commercial and change management in global, results-driven companies in the HR space. As CEO, David is responsible for general management within the Top Employers Institute. Under his leadership the company has spread its wings to 119 countries/regions, enriching the working lives of more than 6.9 million people.

Fiorella Divassi 
Talent Acquisition Head Latin America PepsiCo 


As a member of the Talent leadership team Fiorella is very passionate about providing integral experiences to candidates and employees. Her focus in the last few years has been on enhancing candidate’s attraction experience showcasing PepsiCos genuine culture as well as developing strategies to strengthen the sourcing and assessment agenda while enuring the recruitments teams continue to evolve according to business future needs.  Fiorella is based in Guatemala, where she lives with her husband, her 3-year-old son and Bruno the dog.

Tian Tian
Digital Innovation Product Manager, UX@HR owner 

Former IBM senior digital strategy consultant, has served several Fortune 500 companies and listed start-ups, expert in employee experience, innovation management, organizational development, and is good at combining people solutions with the company's overall business strategy. Design thinking and agile coach. 

Fabio Rosé 
General Director of People & Culture, DASA


Fabio Rosé has been the General Director of People & Culture at Dasa since the beginning of 2021. He started his career in Human Resources at BankBoston, in São Paulo. In 2001 he moved to Novartis where he worked for over 12 years holding various positions such as Talent Development Manager in Brazil, Human Resources Director in Chile and Human Resources Director in Venezuela. In Switzerland, he served as Global HR Business Partner for Research and Development and as Global Director of Human Resources for Chemical and Biological Operations. On his first return to Brazil, he took over as General Director of Human Resources at L’ Oréal Brasil for six years and then became Senior Vice President Human Resources at L’ Oréal Luxe, in New York. Fabio holds a BA in Pedagogy and has extension programs in Marketing (ESPM) and Human Resources (FGV) and an executive master's degree from INSEAD - Fontainebleau, France.

Sherlonda Martin  
Head of Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion for GMSGQ Division, Takeda  


Sherlonda has been a part of the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years.  She spent 23+ years on the commercial side and the last 7 years on the manufacturing side.  Most recently, Sherlonda was promoted to the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) for GMSGQ (the manufacturing side of the business). This global role will oversee the strategy and the roadmap for DE&I for 17,000 employees at 31 manufacturing facilities around the world. In addition to her day job, Sherlonda has served as one of the executive co-lead for the Black Leadership Council at Takeda for multiple years.  Sherlonda is personable and has a passion for helping people not to mention DE&I. In her spare time, she likes to plan neighborhood and family events.  In addition, she enjoys photography, scrapbooking, and cheering at her kids sporting events.  

Ilze Lamers 
HR Director Northern Europe at PageGroup 


The career of Ilze has always revolved around helping people to thrive in what they do; whether it was as a Senior Recruitment Consultant  at the start of her career with PageGroup or in her current role as HR Director. Ilze has been working with Page Group since 2001, and  in the last 12 years inclusivity has been at the heart of everything she does. Her moto is that people can bring their whole self to the work place, because inclusion starts by being inclusive yourself. She is one of the most important ambassadors for the purpose of PageGroup; to change lives for people by creating opportunities. To create those opportunities  Diversity & inclusion is inextricably linked to the vision and strategy of the company. 

Debasis Sarkar 
Vice President – Human Resources, Head HCL APAC & Middle East and Enterprise HR Head at HCL Technologies 


An HR professional with 21 years of experience, currently heading the HR function of HCL APAC & Middle East along with Enterprise HR covering HR Shared Services, Immigration, Compliance & Policies. In his earlier roles, he has led HRfor HCL BPO division, Global rewards CoE & Operations for HCL TechnologiesHis key focus has been to create and run a HR function which is enabling business, supporting employees and strengthening a differentiated position for the organization.

And many more speakers from Top Employers will be present sharing their best practices and thoughts on the world of work!