Partnering with a more human resource

Manuela Montagnana

ADP VP Human Resources EMEA

Manuela Montagnana joined ADP in April 2012 as the HR Director for ADP ES France, the second largest ADP entity outside the US from an associate standpoint.

In September 2013 she became VP Human Resources EMEA, a newly created region generating close to 1 billion $ revenue with 7000 associates.

As the HR Business Partner to the EMEA EXCOM, Manuela is in charge of establishing a new HR culture, closer to the business, less administrative and more globally integrated.

Redefining the HR service delivery model, leveraging leadership capabilities, supporting the transformation of the organization are the main objectives she pursues for the EMEA business. Manuela is based in Nanterre, Paris region.


Prior to joining ADP, Manuela has worked for 12 years at Steelcase, the global leader in the office furniture industry. Based at the European Headquarters in Strasbourg, France she served in different HR Business Partner roles covering all parts of the business (corporate functions, sales and operations) on an EMEA scope. In her last role as HR Director for the Global Marketing, Design and Product Development function, her client groups, as well as the HR team she managed, were based both in the US and Europe.

Her experience includes BPO/ITO projects, Lean in the Office, Intercultural management, Restructuring, SAP HR roll out, change management.

Manuela is a German-French national (German father, French mother, raised in Germany, living in France since 1990), used to work in English. She lives with her 3 children (23, 18 and 16 years old) in Paris.

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