Pino Mercuri, a human resources and transformation expert, has a track record of working with various multinational companies. Amongst these, he included the likes of Unilever, Tele2, Artsana Group, and Unilever. He also worked as HR and Organization Manager Rapid Development Countries for the Ariston Thermo Group. These days, the multi-lingual Paulo is part of the Microsoft group, leading the company’s cultural revolution in the Italian leg of the organization. His role includes the promotion of “New World of Working” within the company.
As a human resources specialist, Pino Mercuri not only loves people but is also obsessed with all things digital and of a technological bent. Regarding himself as a citizen of the world, he believes human resource management is only successful if it supports business success over both the short and long term.
His amazing knowledge of different cultures and working environments has seen Pino Mercuri led strategic people within organisations as well as the organisations themselves in numerous fields, including change management, diversity and inclusion, talent management, and HR management, to name but a few. He feels that an outside perspective is often beneficial to the success of a business as understanding how to recruit, grow, and manage talent often dramatically affects a company’s success. Social media, he feels, has changed not only the way we work but also talent acquisition and human resource processes. He has over 5,300 followers on LinkedIn and over 2,000 on Twitter.
An accomplished TEDx speaker, Pino Mercuri is also the bestselling author of “Il futuro del lavoro spiegato a mia figlia”, a book in which he explains the future of work to his daughter.
An international keynote speaker, Pino Mercuri speaks on all things relating to human resources management, including talent management, HR management, and various others. He believes that human resources management is one of the most important functions in any business.
Pino Mercuri lives in Italy and speaks Italian, English, Spanish, and French.
“I met Pino when I joined Microsoft, in 2014, as part of my hiring process and onboarding. We were in frequent contact in my first months in the company, and he remained a trusted advisor after that, while I was leading the Microsoft Services team in Western Europe. I always found in Pino, beyond his domain expertise, some characteristics that I find very important especially in complex organizations: pragmatism, patience, desire to help beyond boundaries, and ultimately a combination of drive to achieve and wisdom that made every interaction productive and pleasant. I hope our paths will cross again!”
"Pino is a strategic HR leader who is as skilled and comfortable at an executive staff meeting as he is explaining HR basics to new employees and managers. He is driven and charismatic and was instrumental in helping Artsana to develop an effective people strategy fully aligned with our business needs. Overall He is a fantastic colleague & Leader to work with. "
"Pino is a high-energy, detail oriented person with drive and ambition. His quality of work is exceptional and his open personality is contagious in the work environment. Within Artsana he was able to balance local needs with a broader corporate view."
"As HR lead for Microsoft Italy, Pino works hand in hand with the General Manager to fully deploy the potential of the team and maximize the results of the subsidiary. The management of key talents and high potential employees is part of the culture of Microsoft and Pino has a strategic approach when it comes to match the career ambitions of the employees with key business goals, keeping the motivation of the talents very high. On a personal note, Pino shows great passion for his job and, thanks to a very balanced mix of empathy and goal oriented attitude, he manages to act as a real consultant for both the management of the company and the employees. I personally appreciated Pino also during the company meetings when he gave very inspirational speeches."