As HR Director EMEA East at Nike, Chris Jones is responsible for leading people operations and business partnering for the global sporting giant’s developing markets including the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Turkey. He holds various psychometric and coaching qualifications, and had also completed his MBA dissertation providing key links between customer experience and the implementation of effective people strategies, alongside formerly renowned and HR author and academic, Professor Tom Redman at Durham University.
He has over 20 years’ experience across generalist HR, Talent and People Development for mid to large organisations such as adidas, Pearson Education, Specsavers etc. He is passionate and possesses key expertise about driving high impact talent strategies, specifically in the areas of learning & engagement. He has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, UAE and the Netherlands. He is an avid traveler, marathon runner, guitarist and leadership coach.