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Ciprian Arhire

Global Head of People Experience and HR Transformation, Entain Group

Ciprian is a global HR Leader who has been working in HR and business operations for close to 2 decades driving organizational change and transformation across different industries in the private and third sectors. Ciprian has been voted HR’s Most Influential Practitioner of 2022 by HR Magazine and shortlisted as the HR Champion of the year 2023 for the Burberry British Diversity Awards. 

Currently, he’s wearing multiple hats.  

Firstly, in his day job, he’s the Global Head of People Experience and HR Transformation for Entain Group, an FTSE40 organization that is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups operating in the online and retail sector, employing close to 30,000 employees in 20+ countries across the globe. In his role, Ciprian is responsible for the People Experience Strategy, design and implementation based on the changing needs of the people and business, as well as leading a portfolio of HR transformation programs and interventions to future-proof the organization and the HR Service Delivery. 

Secondly, he’s the founder and chair for the CIPD Fellows and Senior People Professionals Network in London creating an inclusive learning and sharing community dedicated to exploring good practices and tackling key current issues facing HR, L&D and OD strategy, and organizational governance and practice.  

Thirdly, in his spare time, Ciprian speaks at events, and conferences and hosts an independent podcast focused on Leading HR into the Future, is part of multiple forums and networks engaging in conversations on the future of work and the role of humans and HR in these scenarios as well as one of the Founding Members of Hacking HR’s Experts Council ensuring HR and the people profession are well equipped to serve the needs of people and societies today as well as in the future.  

Ciprian has spent a good part of the last decade in a mix of roles, from developing HR strategies and Transformation roadmaps for complex organizations to leading a complex portfolio of strategic initiatives to engage HR professionals in strategic conversations on the future of work and create a thriving community of volunteers and a network of people professionals across the UK. Ciprian is one of the founders of CIPD’s LGBT+ Network, the first-ever employee network group at the CIPD as well as chairing the network for its first 4 years while feeding directly into the organizational people and D&I strategy. He’s led significant work on D&I including a complex review of the impact of systemic racism on ways of working, language, and output across the CIPD ecosystem. He is an expert in EDI, organizational change and transformation bringing design thinking and employee experience to the present practice in organizations. 

Ciprian has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and Consulting from the University of London, is a Charted Fellow Member of the CIPD, the professional body for experts in people at work, and is currently undertaking an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. He’s active on social media and regularly posts about HR’s need to become a future-fit function, powered by data, insight, and digital technology, envisioning, and enabling the fluid and augmented workforce of the future. Follow him on LinkedIn, his blog and Twitter 

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