Mike  Fenlon

Mike Fenlon

Chief People Officer, PwC US

Fast Company recognized Mike as one of the 100 most creative people in business in 2016.

As a Chief People Officer, Mike has led transformations to build modern, technology-enabled People functions that align with business strategy. Mike’s expertise is in developing a workforce for the digital, inclusive and sustainable economy of the 21st century.

Mike has applied human centered design to drive digital upskilling and innovation at scale. He has led efforts on inclusive leadership and talent management, in support of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, co-founded by PwC. He is passionate about a purpose-led and values-driven culture, and creating an inspiring people experience.

As the Global Talent Leader for the PwC network, with offices in 157 countries and more than 276,000 people, Mike drove technology-enabled talent processes to support growth at scale. He founded “Aspire to Lead: PwC’s Global Series on Leadership & Gender Equality,” and led PwC's Impact Sponsorship of the UN HeForShe initiative.

Mike regularly speaks on digital upskilling and the workforce of the future; inclusive leadership, talent acquisition and diversity; designing modern, technology-enabled People functions; innovation in higher education; and the responsibility of the business community to build an inclusive and sustainable economy — and society.

Prior to joining PwC, Mike was a faculty member of the Columbia Business School executive education team that was ranked by the Financial Times as #1 in the world.

As Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, he led top-ranked executive MBA programs in New York, EMBA Global with the London Business School, and a partnership with Berkeley-Haas. He taught a popular course on Executive Leadership, and directed The Fundamentals of Management: Highlights of the MBA, and the Columbia Senior Executive Program. He consulted in the non-profit sector and served in Executive Programs for Public Health leaders at the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

Mike lives in New York, with his wife, Dana, their four children and a yellow lab. He is an avid runner and is active in his community. Mike was educated at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Columbia University where he earned master’s degrees and a Ph.D.

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