Gerard Penning




Gerard Penning is an HR executive with experience in the design & execution of people strategies to help drive competitive advantage across the world. His most recent exec role was CHRO of ABN AMRO/member of the Executive Board, responsible for HR and Real Estate. Before this role he has held various executive positions within Shell over a period of 30 years, culminating into the EVP HR of respectively the Upstream and the Downstream businesses in the Hague and London.

Gerard has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of SEforALL since 2018 – an NGO directly linked to the UN, backed by amongst others the Rockefeller Foundation, driving the practical execution of SDG7. Furthermore he has been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Alliander in early 2021, NL’s largest Power Network organisation and a key player/partner in the energy transition/electrification effort. In May 2023 he was elected chair of the Remco/Nomco of Alliander. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, hiking and playing guitar.


May 14, 2024 02:35 PM

The Art and the Science of Winning in a Competitive Rapidly Changing Environment

How to mobilise culture to your advantage has been the subject of many books, articles and keynote speeches. In Gerards interactive session on the topic he will take practical examples - both good and bad as you can learn from the latter - to provide a handrails for those who want to strengthen the combined power of highly engaged people in your organisation and make it last. Gerard will cover the cultural and leadership attributes that he has worked with and developed to allow the audience to frame their own.  

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