Agnieszka Zieminska Yank

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Agnieszka Zieminska Yank

Agnieszka Zieminska Yank

Chief Talent Officer, APCO

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Agnieszka Zieminska Yank has two decades of human resources leadership experience. She oversees APCO’s corporate talent strategy and leads a global team of HR professionals, enabling the company’s 1,200 employees to excel by creating a fulfilling career experience. As APCO’s chief talent officer based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Agnieszka leads all aspects of the talent function, which includes talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, data and analytics, total rewards, staff care, and employee relations, culture and DEI.

Prior to joining APCO in 2017, Agnieszka led TechnoServe’s strategic global talent efforts and created the global company’s full-scale HR management function. She also previously led human resources at Chemonics, where she managed the international development firms’ transition to a new integrated human resources management system and built its global safety and staff care programs. She contributed to the change management efforts that resulted in becoming an employee-owned company. Agnieszka’s experience also includes program management and business development. She has managed development programs in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Afghanistan, and Haiti. Earlier in her career, she worked for non-profit organizations on civil society strengthening and government capacity-building efforts in Eastern Europe.

Agnieszka holds two master’s degrees, one in International Administration and another in Library Science. In addition, she holds a Global Professional in Human Resources Certification and a Certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the World Economic Forum CHRO community, and the PR Council’s HR Community. She is a recipient of Ragan’s Top Women in HR Award 2020.

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