DLA Piper Portugal hires new human resources director

Joana Russinho has joined DLA Piper’s Lisbon office as head of human resources for Portugal

pjimage 2021 06 14T172212.779With more than seventeen years of experience in human resources management, in both national and international companies and sectors such as Financial Services, Telcommunications and Education, Joana Russinho has led change and communication management projects, training and coaching, talent management, employee engagement, recruitment and career development, in both consulting and in-house roles.

Joana was previously working at Deloitte, as human capital associate partner, developing complex transformation processes, HR transformation programmes and coaching. She holds a degree in Psychology and a postgraduate in Business Administration from the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Nuno Azevedo Neves, managing partner of DLA Piper Portugal said: “DLA Piper has a strong commitment with talent in all its aspects and in all we do. Joana joins DLA Piper within this commitment, as a result of an investment in our people and with a strong belief that this commitment and investment would not be possible if we were not to excel our HR Management and ‘best practices’ implementation to the highest international standards, investment in attracting, developing, retaining and innovating with and for our people. We are certain of the value and innovation that Joana can bring.”

Joana Russinho said: “I have been working towards a career full of experiences with people and companies that challenge me as a person and a professional whilst I give the best of me to have an impact on those I interact with. This is my commitment with DLA Piper – taking care and looking after the diversity of our people; sharing and celebrating as a team; seeking new standards of excellence when managing internal talent and…being bold, always focusing on what truly moves me: People!”

DLA Piper Portugal hires new human resources director

Michael Heron


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