Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Donna Morris will be leaving Adobe to pursue another opportunity. Executive Vice President Gloria Chen will be stepping into the CHRO role effective immediately. A 20-year Adobe veteran, Chen was most recently Executive Vice President of Strategy and Growth as well as Chief of Staff to the CEO.
“Gloria has made a tremendous impact throughout her career at Adobe, driving corporate strategy, global operations and business transformation, and I’m excited for her to now take on the role of Chief Human Resources Officer,” said Shantanu Narayen, President, and CEO, Adobe.
Donna Morris has been a valuable member of the company's executive team and played a pivotal role in Adobe’s business transformation. She championed innovative workplace policies, including the introduction of expanded family leave, gender pay parity, and opportunity parity, all of which helped grow Adobe’s global diverse employee base. As the leader of the company’s exceptional Employee Experience organization, she helped shape Adobe’s unique culture.
Under her leadership, Adobe's workforce has increased by 226% to more than 20,000 employees and its real estate/facilities presence has grown to more than 75 locations around the globe. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton University and her “north of the border” accent gives her away as a native of Ottawa, Canada.
"A pioneer of progressive workplace policies, Donna has been a role model of our values and her leadership has been instrumental in making Adobe a great place to work. We wish her well," said Narayen.
In addition, Adobe Chief Technology Officer Abhay Parasnis will assume responsibility for Corporate Strategy and Development, which includes corporate strategy, global partnerships and mergers, and acquisitions.
Also, read our exclusive interview with Donna Morris on the meaning of Great Work and building an innovation-driven workplace.
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