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Kristin Major Appointed to Chief People Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise names Kristin Major as executive vice president and chief people officer, effective Feb. 1, 2024, reporting to president and chief executive officer Antonio Neri.  

Major has been with HPE since 2011, most recently serving as senior vice president of human resources and chief talent officer. Over the course of her career with HPE, Major has led HR for HPR GreenLake, HPE Aruba Networking, the HPE Transformation Office, and HPE’s chief technology officer. Prior to joining the HR function, Major was the chief employment counsel for the company for eight years as part of the operations, legal, and administrative affairs organizations. 

“Having worked in several different parts of the business over the last 12 years, Kristin has strong relationships and a deep understanding of the needs and opportunities across the enterprise,” says Neri. “Our team members love her, and she shares my passion for culture and creating an environment where our team members can thrive.”  

“This really is my dream job,” says Major. “I love this company and I care deeply about our team members and about making their lives better, both professionally and personally. My top priority is building high-performance teams and cultivating and supporting highly engaged leaders who enable team members to take on new challenges, learn, and grow in a healthy, inclusive environment.”  

Before joining HPE, Major was a labor and employment counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Palo Alto, California. Major holds a law degree from Georgetown University and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.  

Major succeeds Alan May, who held the CPO role since joining the company in 2015. During his tenure, May transformed HPE’s human resource function to foster innovation, raise the bar on talent, increase diversity, introduce industry-leading benefits, and advance culture and business results. He played an instrumental role in the 2015 formation of HPE in its separation from HP, and guided many subsequent transformation efforts, spin-offs, and acquisitions. May will remain with HPE to support the integration of Juniper Networks, which HPE announced earlier this month it intends to acquire.  

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