Janina Kugel is a Non-Executive Board Member, Senior Advisor, Speaker and Author. Prior to this, she has been Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG with global responsibility for Human Resources, including the areas of Diversity, Learning and Education, Social Innovation, and Environmental Protection, Health Management and Safety (EHS).

Janina started her career as a management consultant at Accenture. During this period, she worked for international companies throughout Europe and the United States, mainly focusing on process reengineering, restructuring and organizational design. After moving into industrial organizations, she held several management and leadership positions at Siemens in the areas of Business Strategy and Human Resources. At Osram Lighting Janina served as Chief Human Resources Officer, where she had global responsibility for Human Resources, Executive Development and Diversity.

Janina is a non-executive board member of Konecranes Oyj, Finland, TUI AG, Germany, Kyndryl Inc., USA and the German Pension Benefit Guaranty Association. She is an active supporter of various national and international diversity initiatives. She is also a member of the international Advisory Board of Technical University Munich, Germany and IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She was serving as member of the Innovation Counsel for the Federal Ministry of Digitization and the Counsel of Future of Work for the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Germany.

Janina studied economics at the University of Mainz, Germany, and the University of Verona, Italy and holds a master’s degree.

In April 2021, Janina released her first book “It’s Now”, published by Ariston.