Hewlett Packard’s Global Separation – The HR Journey

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: You will learn the critical role HR played in driving the successful global separation of HP into two independent Fortune 100 companies.

On November 1, 2015, Hewlett Packard successfully separated into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. For over a year, HP’s Global HR team served as a driving force behind this separation, enabling and delivering the successful separation of ~260,000 employees across over 160 countries. You will explore HR’s journey and gain insights into the leading role that HR played in delivering a flawless separation across the globe. In this session, you will hear about the lessons learned and best practices for executing the largest separation in corporate history focusing on:

  • HR’s global separation governance structure and cadence established to drive separation activities through day 1.
  • The global HR implications of separating into two independent companies (e.g., works council consultations, offer/notification process, etc.).
  • The role of management of change and communications in driving and executing separation-related activities across all countries.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Cheryl Mohr


Cheryl Mohr, is Head of HR Global Operations & Global Functions HR. In this role she has responsibility for the delivery of HR programs and services, Workforce Planning, HR Systems, Labor & Compliance and MADO. In addition, Cheryl leads HR for Global Functions which includes Finance, Legal, Marketing and HR. She is responsible for Business HR support, for both Global Functions and our Go-to-Market organization. Cheryl is a member of HP’s Human Resources Leadership Team reporting to Tracy Keogh.

Cheryl has had responsibility for leading a number of major initiatives for HP which included the separation of the HR function as part of the company split and was responsible for leading the HR PMO for HP’s Make It Better initiative.

Cheryl has been with HP for over 33 years, and during this time has served in a number of key HR leadership roles. Cheryl’s prior roles include Sr Vice President for Global Functions; Vice President of Global Labor Relations and HR Compliance, where she was responsible for creating the Labor Relations Function, delivering HP’s labor relations strategy, managing HR Compliance as well as HP’s Contingent Workforce program. Prior to that role, Cheryl was the Vice President of HR for the Americas Region, providing HR leadership to ensure the world class delivery of HR programs and services for the U.S., Latin America and Canada.

Cheryl began her career at Hewlett Packard in 1991, when HP acquired Avantek. Since joining HP, Cheryl has held regional and worldwide HR positions, including HR Manager for Global Support Logistics, HR Manager for the Hardware Services Organization and HR Manager HP Services North America.

Cheryl has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Convention Center 204
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Business Acumen
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