TCS’ head of talent-UK&I appointed as UN’s chief of diversity and engagement

German born Jennifer Stanzl had spent her entire professional career as an HR with TCS


Jennifer Stanzl who used to head Tata Consultancy Services’ people management function for UK and Ireland, has been appointed by the United Nations as their chief diversity and engagement officer. During her 10 year engagement with the leading IT services provider, Stanzl led the talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion agenda for the Company for the two countries.

A postgraduate in organisational and social psychology from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science, Stanzl first entered the people strategy space in 2009. She joined Tata Consultancy Services in 2009 as an employee-engagement lead and diversity and inclusion coordinator. Before joining TCS in 2008, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Media & Communications, University of Augsburg, Germany.

She was elevated to the position of project manager for the Women’s Leadership Programme, India in 2011, a position she held for five months before taking up further studies from LSE in 2011.

She then rejoined TCS in 2012 as the head of talent development for UK & Ireland. Her talent strategy in this position focused on engaging the whole person at work and creating healthy, happy and responsible organisations. She took up the role of head – talent management in 2016. In this role, she looked after the talent management and diversity agenda for over 17,000 employees from 46 countries, who serve 200 clients across 12 industries.

In her LinkedIn post, Stanzl said, “It’s a dream come true for me to work with the UN, an international organisation that has the mandate to further human progress, peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet. I’m looking forward to help drive the diversity, inclusion, equity and engagement agenda within the UN Secretariat. I’m grateful for my enriching experience at TCS and all the inspiring leaders and colleagues I have worked with over the years and the many friends I have made.”

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