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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Adam Travis

s Head of Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) at Elsevier, Adam works with colleagues and business leaders to define and execute an Inclusion & Diversity strategy while driving meaningful progress in creating a more diverse, vibrant, psychologically safe, and inclusive workplace. Elsevier’s I&D strategy is focused on accountability and practical action. To further enable an inclusive culture, Elsevier continually focuses on improving employee’s knowledge and behaviors, such understanding, motivation and capability of how to create an inclusive environment) and measuring to ensure progress. Learn more I&D at Elsevier via their website.

Adam joined Elsevier from Shell International B.V. where he was the Senior Advisor, Inclusion & Diversity. He was responsible for developing and implementing the Shell I&D strategy and helped to reinvigorate Shell’s I&D efforts in closing the gender gap in Engineering and Technology (with a dedicated campaign featuring memes storylines and progressing family friendly policies/ practices globally (for example, a minimum global standard for maternity leave).  

Adam brings significant experience from I&D positions as well as HR Business Partner and Talent Management roles. Prior to his work at Shell, he was a Senior HR Business Partner with Aon Hewitt based in London and HR Director focused on Global Diversity & Inclusion with Nokia Corporation in Finland. Before Nokia, Adam was VP Talent Management for ABN AMRO Bank and before that he was Head of D&I at TNT. 

He has worked in Helsinki, Berlin, London and Amsterdam, and in multiple industries, including technology, financial services, express delivery, consulting and energy. 

He has a passion for helping businesses grow profitably by developing talent and building cultures that promote inclusion and diversity. 

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