Luani Alvarado is the Chief People Officer for Kenvue. In this role, Luani leads the evolution of the company’s talent, diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to fulfill its ambition of being “the place to be” for talent and enhance its innovation and growth agenda. She oversees People Experience, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Development, Compensation, Health & Well-Being, HR Business Partners and Operations.
Luani previously served as Global Leader, Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health and was a member of the Consumer Health Leadership Team and the Human Resources Executive Committee.
Luani drives the talent and diversity, equity and inclusion agenda for associates around the world who deliver science-backed, professionally endorsed products that help more than 1.2 billion people lead healthier lives every day. She is driven by purpose, learning and impact, and is known for her collaborative and inclusive leadership style, commitment to attracting and retaining the best and most diverse talent, and for creating an environment that fosters a strong sense of belonging and bringing out the best in everyone. Her passion for fostering an inclusive culture is evidenced by high-performing and highly engaged teams that are driven to make a meaningful difference. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of everything she does, as she believes that capitalizing on our differences and unique perspectives are what drives innovation and success.
Luani is a trusted advisor with a proven track record in leading global large-scale business transformations to enable higher levels of performance and engagement. She played a pivotal role in creating and implementing a new operating model for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, while integrating new companies and ensuring a seamless, ONE TEAM operation. She also built organizational capabilities in digital, data sciences and e-commerce, and has strengthened the talent pipeline.
Luani is a thought leader in Human Capital with a global and diverse background and experience in the Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology and Consumer industries. In her more than 15 years at Johnson & Johnson she held various leadership positions including, Global Head of HR for Ethicon, Enterprise Chief Talent Officer, Head of HR for Global Orthopaedics, Global Head of HR for Medical Devices, and Global Head of HR for External Innovation.
Prior to her roles at Johnson & Johnson, Luani spent eight years at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Human Resources working in the U.S. and internationally across Pharmaceuticals, Consumer and Devices. Luani began her career at Dow Chemical as a Trainee and member of their General Management Leadership Development Program and then transitioned to Human Resources.
Luani earned a Graduate degree in Human Resources & Strategic Management focused on Organizational Development and Change Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Catholic University of Santos in Brazil.