Roberto Di Bernardini

Chief Talent Officer at Banco Santander

London, GB

How does this work?

Passionate about helping organisations contributing to the prosperity of the society. I like building and scaling global cultures and high performing teams. Multi-regional-cultural-sector HR experience in large Global Corporations. I'm currently enjoying leading a wave of transformation in Banco Santander: A financial institution that does business responsibly. Exciting time!

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Work experience

Sep 2020 - Present

Banco Santander

Chief Talent Officer

Help our talent to achieve their maximum potential. Equip the organization with the culture, diversity, C&B programs, processes, competencies, governance and Leaderhip skills needed to serve our People, Customers Communities, Shareholders at the best.


Mar 2016 - Sep 2020

Banco Santander

Head of Global HR

Global Head of HR Banco Santander Providing HR leadership to Banco Santander, an iconic organization with 200.000 people across the world. Our genuine purpose is to help people and business to prosper. In HR, we have a strong accountability to create a superior experience and value for our people in a way that is Simple, Personal and Fair. HR is responsible for translating the Company’s strategy into a Global HR strategy. The HR professionals I'm proud to lead across the world, have their energies put every day in making Santander a leader in Developing Talent, shaping a culture of responsibility and generosity, to create what we call:; The santander effet. Our ultimate goal is to be the best Financial institution that earns the lasting loyalty of our people, customers, shareholders and communities. The Santander Group operates across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia with more than 13.500 branches, serving 142 million customers.


Jul 2015 - Feb 2016

Johnson & Johnson

Head of HR EMEA Johnson & Johnson

Responsible for the HR function for the entire portfolio of businesses in JnJ. Roughly $18 Billion, 42.000 people, 730 HR professionals. Beside providing the business with the HR support (Talent Management, Org. Design, TR, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Planning,Coaching for Leaders, ER/LR…), I’m responsible to design and implement a new HR model We have the ambition of redefining the way HR work and to create a new benckmark for the industry. Leader of the Regional HRLT, member of the Global HREC.


Aug 2013 - Jun 2015

Johnson & Johnson

WW HRVP Consumer Family of Companies

Member of the Global HREC and the sector Group Operating Company board. Responsible to contribute to define and deploy the HR Enterprise strategy.


Apr 2012 - Jul 2013

Johnson & Johnson

HR VP Consumer NA, McNeil, Wellness & Prevention

Apr 2007 - Mar 2012



Member of the EMEA board, reports to the President of Janssen Cilag EMEA (Pharmaceutical Division of Johnson & Johnson). HR responsibility over 45 countries in Europe, Africa & Middle East.

Aug 2006 - Mar 2007


VP HR Latin America

Oct 2004 - Jul 2006


HRD Hill's Europe

Jan 2000 - Sep 2004


HRD Italy

Jan 1999 - Dec 1999

Olivetti Lexikon

VP HR worldwide


Oct 1991 - Dec 1998


VP HR Security Systems


1985 - 1991

Sapienza Università di Roma

Graduade degree, Sociology of work

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