Yasar Ahmad

Yasar Ahmad

Head of Tech Talent Acquisition at Zalando SE

Yasar is the Head of Talent Aquisition at Zalando focussed on Technology Hiring. Previously, he was the Director and Head of Strategic Hiring at Wipro and Wipro Digital. Prior to that, he was a Director for a start-up HR & Contingency organisation based in the UK. Yasar is an accomplished HR leader with experience in various HR roles, with a passion for Talent Acquisition, Inclusion and Diversity and developing a brand's EVP model. Across his career, he has been embracing digital innovation to automate and transform organisations HR functions. From Talent Acquisition processes, Global Mobility, D&I Strategies to early careers for Graduates and Interns. Yasar is a member of the RL100 and committed speaker on industrial challenges and creating human-shaped experiences. With his team recently winning the 2019 HRD Award for Diversity & Inclusion and the 2018 Award for Innovative Recruitment and On-boarding.

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm Channel Thrive

Future Needs, Future Skills

Future Skills are for life, not just for COVID. The pandemic has fast forwarded the way organisations operate to what many were calling the 'future of work'. This panel session will highlight some of the key components of a future skills strategy. How can we start to understand where our organisation is currently, is going and ultimately, what it needs to thrive in terms of skills. All organisations will need to adapt but how can we look to re-skill or/and up-skill at scale?