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Navid Nazemian, Roche’s HR business partner, is taking up a new role with Vodafone.
He will join Vodafone Germany effective August 1, as their senior HR business partner HR commercial. In this role, Nazemian will support the commercial function managing directors and their organisations, as well as provide leadership for direct reports.
He will report directly to Dirk Barnard, managing director of human resources at Vodafone Germany.
“I am very much looking forward to joining the Vodafone family so soon,” Nazemian told Human Resources.
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Prior to this shift, Nazemian worked for the last two and a half year with Roche as its global HR business partner, based in Switzerland, supporting more than 3,000 communications and HR employees in 160 countries across the globe.
Nazemian has 18 years of experience at operational and strategic levels and started his professional career in sales and commercial roles for six years, before shifting into HR, which he believes has helped him to truly understand HR “from the outside in”.
He is also known for co-writing a number of books and an often quoted article series with Professor Dave Ulrich on transforming the HR function.