Fernando Sanchez Arias
Chief People Officer at CLICK and Fmr. L&D Director at The Home Depot

Fernando is a culture, change, and innovation expert with a rigorous Ivy League doctoral education and a robust working experience as a learning leader, serving individuals and organizations from more than 70 countries to click cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally to perform better and deliver better results. Fernando served as the Chief People Officer (CPO) of The Home Depot’s Global Custom Commerce and HR Director for the Learning Organization of this multi-billion retailer. He was the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and Corporate Director of a large national oil & gas manufacturing group with operations in Latin America, the US, the Middle East, and Asia. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and serves on the steering committee of the Corporate Learning Network (CLN). He was part of the PennCLO Work-based Learning Leadership doctoral program offered by the Wharton School and the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania. He has a Master in Science of Education and a university degree in Business Administration, with a major in Organization and Methods. He currently serves as the Chief People Officer and Head of Diversity, Learning, and Innovation of CLICK Institute, a Washington DC-based think tank and learning center for Culture, Leadership, Innovation, Connection, and Knowledge.


LearnOps Leadership Series

Episode 13:

Fernando Sanchez Arias

Ryan is joined by Rob Lauber, former CLO at McDonald’s, to talk about structuring L&D functions for global operations and the shift to a “big picture” perspective for L&D.
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