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06|26|2017 New position at Aperto: Gilbert Dietrich becomes Executive Director of the People Team

Portrait Gilbert Dietrich

The human resources manager moves from SoundCloud to the IBM iX agency Aperto.

Human resources and talent management get a boost: As of mid June, Gilbert Dietrich is filling the freshly forged position of Executive Director of the People Team. He comes from SoundCloud and as a new member of the Aperto leadership team, he will be responsible for the strategic orientation of Aperto as an employer brand as well as for talent management and human resource development. In his role as Executive Director, he will report directly to the managing directors.

“This engagement shows how important the winning and development of employees is to us. We are very happy to have Gilbert and all of his experience on board,” says Kai Großmann, Aperto COO.

“The exciting interlocking of people-related topics with creation and technology has long interested me. I believe that there are moments where one is just in the right place at the right time. The time is: the digitalisation of society, in all its facets. The place is: Aperto with IBM behind it. I am fascinated by the huge social disruption and find it unbelievably thrilling to work within this realm,” says Gilbert Dietrich, Executive Director of the People Team.

Gilbert Dietrich (43) comes from the music and audio-streaming platform SoundCloud, where he led the global People Operations Team. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Head of HR at Unister in Leipzig. His career in People and Talent Management began when the philosopher started in 2005 at Google in Ireland. Alongside his primary occupation as a Human Resources Manager, Gilbert Dietrich is also a coach, editor of philosophical blog Geist und Gegenwart and an active boxer.

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