Advisory Board

Ms. Ester Martinez

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, People Matters

Ms. Ester Martinez is the CEO & Editor-in-Chief at People Matters, the fastest-growing community for CHROs and business leaders committed to the advancement of talent & work practices for sustainable business impact.

In 2009, upon sensing the need for a platform to deliberate on talent management, leadership and hold critical insights on people & future of work for C-suite audience, Ms. Martinez founded People Matters and rapidly grew it to become one of the few successes in independent publishing and a brand synonymous to knowledge and digital innovation in people and work-tech space. And today the brand is a name to reckon with not just in India, but also globally, with a special focus on Southeast Asia.

A people’s person at heart, Ms. Martinez holds a Postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management from EADA (Spain) and a Master of Business Administration from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

With more than 15 years of experience in human resources, Ms. Martinez has a wealth of knowledge in the areas of talent, learning & development and work-tech. Until 2008, she worked as a professional manager with a host of blue chip companies such as Hewlett Packard and Tata Consultancy Services, both in India and the UK.

A much sought-after speaker on leadership and future of work, Ms. Martinez was recognized as a top influencer on employee engagement by The Employee Engagement Awards, and top influencer in HR Technology by Recruiting Daily. Ms. Martinez was also featured in the 2016 & 2018 LinkedIn Top Voices List, which ranks the top writers on LinkedIn for the year. She is also a renowned TEDx speaker and was nominated for the Global Employee Engagement Influencers 2017.

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