Geometry has announced the promotion of Elke van Tienen to the newly created position of Geometry EMEA chief people officer. This is in addition to Elke’s current role as HR director, Geometry UK. The EMEA position is effective immediately.
Based in London, Elke will lead and align Geometry’s 'Grow Well' talent agenda across EMEA.
Claus Adams, Geometry EMEA CEO explains: “Elke will support our region to share and embed best practice, inspire and deliver experiences that celebrate diversity and foster an environment of growth for our people, clients and business.”
Comments Elke van Tienen: “I’m excited to be joining Claus and the team as we continue to nurture a culture that embraces growth and transformation, empowering our people to thrive – individually and collectively.”
As HR director for Geometry UK, Elke has created and delivered talent initiatives through critical phases of agency transformation whilst cultivating an open and an inclusive culture.
Initiatives include: ‘The Incubator’: a work experience programme offering students from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to operate as a mini agency; #CreativeComeBack, launch partnership with Creative Equals, a returners programme fast-tracking women back into the creative industry; and, ‘Pitch Your Passion’, the quarterly contest of inspirational Geometry side-hustles. Under Elke’s leadership, Geometry has won recognition for focus on learning and wellbeing, landing IPA Continued Professional Development (CPD) Gold Accreditation.
Elke remains part of the UK leadership team, working with Michelle Whelan, Geometry UK CEO.
“Elke is a senior leader who champions a people-first approach to business. She has been instrumental in developing our culture by introducing new programmes and embracing new ways to attract and retain people. I look forward to seeing Elke build a stronger EMEA culture through educating and enabling talent to be more mobile across borders - creating an even better Geometry for people to work with,” comments Michelle, Geometry UK CEO
A graduate of The London School of Economics and Political Science in industrial relations and human resource management, Elke has over 13 years' leadership experience in advertising, marketing, media & entertainment. She is multi-lingual and proud mum to two young boys.