Elga Lohler

Chief Human Resources Officer at Smith+Nephew

Elga Lohler joined Smith+Nephew in January 2002 as Director of HR and has since held progressively senior positions in Advanced Wound Management, Operations, Corporate Functions and Group. Elga became Chief Human Resources Officer in December 2015 and leads the Global Human Resources and Internal Communication. Elga is based in Fort Worth, US.

Elga has more than 25 years’ Human Resources experience. Prior to joining Smith+Nephew, Elga held Human Resources roles at Transnet SOC Ltd, Sensormatic (now Tyco International plc) and Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc., which was acquired by Smith+Nephew in 2002. Through these roles, Elga has developed deep expertise in strategic planning and development, organisational design and effectiveness, acquisitions and integrations, and transformational change in support of business objectives. In her current role, Elga is responsible for driving Smith+Nephew’s human capital strategy across the enterprise in support of Smith+Nephew’s overall business plan and strategic direction.

Elga holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology, both from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.


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