U.S. Bank announced that Ismat Aziz will become its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). In this role, Aziz will direct the strategy of the human resources organization including talent acquisition and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion.
Aziz has more than 20 years of HR experience, most recently serving as the CHRO at Sprint. Prior to that role, she held senior HR positions at several other large, global companies. She has considerable experience in operational effectiveness, talent acquisition, labor and employee relations, compensation and benefits and global shared service management, and talent management and development.
“Ismat is a dynamic, results-oriented leader who excels at attracting and retaining high-performing teams,” said Andy Cecere, U.S. Bank chairman, president and CEO. “Through Ismat’s leadership, we will transform and grow our talent and culture strategy to be more competitive, adaptable and well-positioned to lead in today’s world.”
“This is an exciting and pivotal time for our company, as we continue to draw strength from a top leadership team that represents diverse backgrounds, thoughts and perspectives,” said Kate Quinn, vice chairman and chief administrative officer. “Ismat has the talent and experience to lead HR and to further grow and enable the success of our enterprise strategy.”
Aziz earned a master’s degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto.
Aziz also serves on the Human Resources Advisory Board, Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She previously served in the Women’s Leadership Board (WLB) for the Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.