Cheryl Lobell

Cheryl Lobell is a Senior Leadership Consultant with Executive Development Associates. She has over 20 years of human capital advisory experience with both domestic and international enterprises. Her expertise transcends across developed and developing markets and her unique blend of understanding both eastern and western business cultures brings in depth understanding of a variety of business and organizational issues. She has a long track record of working internationally with a focus in the Asia Pacific region and has coached senior leaders representing a broad spectrum of functions and companies on matters of organization transition, executive/board succession, and talent acquisition.

Prior to EDA, Cheryl was the Group Head of HR for the Global Risk organization at Standard Chartered Bank based in Singapore. She was responsible for senior executive assessment, development and coaching as well as providing human capital consulting around organizational re-design and acquisition strategies. In addition, she authored a next generation learning and development agenda to increase technical risk capabilities that met and exceeded stringent regulatory and compliance requirements.

Prior to Standard Chartered, Cheryl was appointed to a variety of senior executive roles including the Asia Pacific VP of HR for Astra Zeneca based in Singapore and the VP of HR for the Asia Pacific Division for Colgate Palmolive based in New York. In both roles, she oversaw and developed talent management and succession planning initiatives for the region.

With Cheryl’s unique blend of managing a talent acquisition business along with her many years of human capital consulting, she brings innovative and pragmatic solutions to the table. Her reputation of having a frank and open approach, coupled with her innate skill to effectively get to the heart of an issue balances well with her savvy business acumen. Her results-driven approach has guided many organizations toward long term and sustainable growth strategies.

Cheryl holds a BS degree from Queen’s College and is qualified in a variety of 360 feedback tools such as the Gallup Leadership Profile and Strengths Finder. She has partnered with INSEAD in the development of a corporate leadership development program and has worked in Asia on several microfinance initiatives. In addition to English, she has a working knowledge of both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Cheryl’s areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership Assessment – Developed individualized assessment methodologies and coaching strategies to create bench strength focused on top tier executives across organizational levels.
  • Talent Acquisition – Developed global and domestic sourcing strategies and delivery processes to create bench strength across diverse organizations.
  • Strategic Planning – Established the first Global HR organizational strategies for Standard Chartered Bank, Colgate Palmolive and Astra Zeneca.
  • Executive Leadership – Business savvy and trusted advisor to Global Heads, Division Presidents, CEOs and senior leadership teams on a wide variety of human capital matters.
  • Intra & Interpersonal Intelligence – Highly motivated and self-aware. Collaborative problem solver through authentic communication with diverse constituencies.
  • Cost Management – Reduced expenses and overhead improving organizational efficiencies through effective infrastructure and systems.
  • Property Management – Evaluated, negotiated and managed cost effective leasing agreements for site locations in Asia Pacific and New York.
  • International Markets Acumen – In-depth commercial experience complimented with on the ground human capital expertise.

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