Sesil Pir currently serves as Head of Employee Experience at Takeda Pharmaceutical and the Founder and Principal Consultant of SESIL PIR Consulting GmbH, a boutique management consultancy, focusing on changing the status quo of work. Pir is an active contributor of Forbes, has been published in the Harvard Business Review, HR Zone and UK’s HR Magazine, and has contributed to several Human Resources Management books. She started her career as a Marketing Consultant with Deloitte & Touché in 1999. Since, she has worked for Honeywell International, Cargill Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Novartis AG as an HR Functional Leader. She holds an MA-HRIR from Carlson School of Management, an Executive MBA from Harvard University, and a BA from Eastern Michigan University. She is a certified Six Sigma in project management and is also certified to administer a variety of 360-degree feedback and organizational assessment tools. She is an honorary faculty at Indian School of Business & Istanbul University. She has been recently recognized as '40 Thinkers Under 40' in Europe and '101 Employee Engagement Influencers' globally.