Navid Nazemian: Global HR Business Partner, ROCHE

Currently, Navid Nazemian is the Global HRBP with Roche in Basel, Switzerland, supporting the HR and Communications functions globally. Navid is an interculturally experienced and commercially focused global Human Resources professional with over 15 years of progressive experience at operational and strategic levels. He has worked across various industries for world-class organisations such as Adidas (sporting goods), General Electric/GE (commercial finance) and BAT (FMCG).

Navid has delivered numerous speeches, training workshops and keynote presentations at management conferences and training facilities across Europe, Middle East & Asia.

As a member of Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council and part time University Lecturer for International HR Management at Hof University in Germany, Navid is passionate about connecting the corporate world and academia in order to enable individuals, teams and organisations the best they can be. Navid holds a Master’s Degree in International Management/Foreign Trade from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; and, he is a trained principled negotiator at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, USA.

Navid started his career in commercial and sales roles and continued there for about five years before moving into Human Resources. He joined Adidas HQ in Germany as a Human Resources Manager before joining GE Commercial Finance, Fleet Services as HRLP. He then joined BAT as Country Head of HR, subsequently becoming Talent Manager for Middle East & North Africa Region.

Navid was born in the Middle East. He grew up in Hamburg, Germany, and now resides in Basel, Switzerland. His interests are family, keeping fit and negotiations, as well as travelling extensively.