Francisca Calheiros Ribeiro

Director, People at DefinedCrowd

Francisca Calheiros Ribeiro has a diverse work experience in the field of HR, with a focus on people management and development. Francisca currently works at as the Director of People, a position they have held since January 2022. Prior to this, they were the Director of HRBP & Development at the same company from June 2020 to January 2022.

Before joining, Francisca worked at OutSystems starting in January 2017. Francisca held the role of People Success Manager until June 2020, and later became the Regional Manager of People for the Asia Pacific region from January 2019 to June 2020.

From September 2014 to January 2017, Francisca worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a Regional HR Advisor for Europe and Central Asia.

Their HR career started at Nestle S.A. in January 2013, where they worked as an HR Generalist. Francisca was involved in various recruitment and talent development projects, including the "Nestlé needs YOUth" project that focused on empowering young talents.

Francisca's early work experience includes a role as a Junior HR Consultant at Conceito O2, where they worked from March 2010 to January 2013. In this role, they were involved in training design, sales co-training, and coaching-based programs.

Overall, Francisca Calheiros Ribeiro has gained extensive experience in HR management, talent development, and strategic planning throughout their various roles in different companies.

Francisca Calheiros Ribeiro has a diverse educational background. In 2008, they began their studies at Ispa - Instituto Universitário, where they obtained a Licentiate degree in Psychology in 2011. During this time, they also completed a Licentiate Degree Conclusion- Erasmus program at Università LUMSA in Rome, Italy, focusing on Psychology from 2010 to 2011. In 2011, they pursued further education at Ispa - Instituto Universitário and earned a Master's degree in Organisational Psychology, which they completed in 2013.

Most recently, Francisca Calheiros Ribeiro attended Henley Business School in 2020 to pursue a Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching. No specific field of study was mentioned for this program. Additionally, there is a mention of "Escola Beiral," but no further information is available regarding this educational institution.


Previous companies

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  • Director, People

    January, 2022 - present

  • Director, HRBP & Development

    June, 2020