Kristen Ludgate

Chief People Officer at HP

Kristen Ludgate is Chief People Officer at HP Inc. She leads the company’s talent and culture strategy and its global Human Resources function, including workforce and organization effectiveness, total rewards, talent acquisition, people and leadership development, global diversity, equity and inclusion, employee experience, and HR global operations. She is also a member of the HP Foundation.

Kristen joined HP in July 2021 from 3M, where she was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. As a member of 3M’s executive leadership team, she architected its People and Culture strategy and led enterprise organizational, talent and culture transformation initiatives. She was also President of the 3M Foundation and was responsible for progressing 3M’s DEI, philanthropy, and social justice agenda through innovative new approaches, including formation of the CEO Inclusion Council and the 3M Community Coalition, which brought together local leaders to advance racial equity in the Twin Cities.

Prior to becoming CHRO, Kristen led 3M communications and enterprise services as Senior Vice President, reporting to the CEO, and chaired 3M’s crisis action team. Kristen also served as 3M’s Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, leading a global compliance organization and chairing the 3M business conduct committee. She also held a range of positions in 3M’s legal organization, including Associate General Counsel, Labor and Employment, handling litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters globally. Kristen worked closely with 3M’s board of directors on governance, ESG, executive compensation, compliance, and talent.

Earlier in her career, Kristen was a lawyer in a private practice and served as general counsel for a private university. She is a licensed attorney and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and Bowdoin College.


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  • Chief People Officer

    July, 2021 - present

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