Horace Porrás


Global VP Human Resources & Transformation – AFINITI


Horace Porrás is a highly regarded global leader and strategic visionary with a diverse career that has spanned the globe. Having resided and worked in various international locations, including New Jersey (USA), Brussels (Belgium), Milan (Italy), Bucharest (Romania), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Minnesota (USA), and, most recently, Miami, Florida, he possesses a rich tapestry of international experience.

With over 25 years in Human Resources, Horace has held key leadership roles on the global stage. Notable positions include serving as the Head of Human Resources for Continental Europe and as the Head of Global Mobility, overseeing 7,500 expatriates across 80 countries. His career has encompassed renowned organizations such as Schlumberger, a world-leading provider of technology and project management solutions in the oil and gas industry, as well as American Tower, Cargill, MasterCard, and McDonald’s.

Horace’s expertise extends across various HR domains, including talent management and development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives, organizational development, succession planning, performance management, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, and HR policy development. He has also played a pivotal role in launching and integrating operations for numerous start-ups in the Americas, Europe, and globally, and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.

Notably, Horace Porrás has made significant contributions to the inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) within the organizations he has served, notably as a Global Ambassador for Best Buddies International.

With fluency in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as a working knowledge of French and Italian, Horace Porrás is a versatile and globally-minded leader with a profound impact on the field of Human Resources and inclusive workplace practices


November 29, 2022 03:45 PM

Unlocking Excellence: Navigating Global HR Transformation across a distributed workforce in the Digital Age

In this compelling conference speech, explore the dynamic journey of global HR transformation led by the Vice President of Afiniti's Global HR & Transformation division. Discover firsthand insights into aligning a workforce of 2,000 employees across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia with a company's expansion and growth initiatives. Delve into the strategies driving agility, digital transformation, HR and operational excellence, talent development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Sustainability. Join us for an engaging discussion on the key elements shaping the future of HR and business.

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