“I can highly recommend Lisa. I have worked with Lisa for a number of years and she has always provided great support as a HR business partner. She is always open, straight forward and solution orientated in her dealings with management, colleagues, staff and employee representative groups. She is experienced in all matters relating to HR practices and I have enjoyed working with her.”

Mike Humphreys,
Managing director Type training division OAA
CEO Airline Services Group

“Lisa is a very credible, committed and commercially-focused HR leader who is adept at building strong working relationships at all levels. She has a really positive approach, manages and develops her team well, and is great fun to work with. I would gladly work with Lisa again at some point in the future.”

Stuart Allan,
Global HR director OAA
Group HR director Hammerson PLC

“Lisa was my colleague in Unilever. I really appreciated her passion for the job, working hard on people needs. A clear vision of the business, and a strong personality in the relationship with the colleagues complete her profile. She is more than a business partner.”

Valerio Vitolo,
European HR director Unilever Production Ice cream
HR & Legal director Findus Italy

“Lisa guided me throughout my time as a British leader of a Swedish team, without her knowledge, guidance and professional capability we would not have seen the growth in revenue that led to the successful sale of the business..”

Lloyd Watson,
Commercial director Type training division OAA
Aviation advisor Shell Aircraft international

“I have been working with Lisa for several years while we were both members of Unilever Nordic’s HR team. Lisa was an excellent and committed HE expert and very valuable colleague, especially when I was leading an HR outsourcing project in four Nordic countries. Lisa provided very valuable support to the project especially concerning employment law and collective agreements. I’m pleased to recommend Lisa to any demanding position in the HR field.”

Ilkka Korpelainen,
Project leader HR transformation Unilever Nordic
Managing director and consultant BonaDux Oy

"Lisa Zarins joined Business Sweden as an interim manager during the late 2013. The company at that time was experiencing a turbulent period where the HR situation was at its lowest. Lisa jumped right into the task with all her enthusiasm and positivity trying to both map out and understand what the company’s main challenges were and started drafting up an action plan to tackle the situation. One year later, I have to admit that she really managed to prioritise the main challenges that Business Sweden was facing from an HR perspective. She made sure that the right documentation and analysis was made as a base for a rationalisation program in the company and that communication with the affected individuals was handled in the professional manner expected. She also put structures and policies in place for individuals to flourish and enjoy working at Business Sweden, and cared for every single person in her surroundings. Lisa is an asset for companies who believe that growth comes from people as well as from products and services. I strongly recommend Lisa to any organisation that wants to embed a strong culture and solid values which both lead to better performance and growth".

Cherif Sayed,
VP, head of region Middle East & Africa,
Business Sweden
“Lisa entered our organization as an interim HR Manager and took us by storm. A storm of strong competence, deep knowledge and extensive experience from HR related questions. Besides this, Lisa turned out to be one of the most stable, supportive, caring and down-to-earth leaders I have ever met. She has an enormous spectra of great qualities, where I believe being a great listener and the ability to understand the complexity of issues arising in sixty markets all over the world have been the two most important to our organisation. Lisa has led several extensive and challenging projects in our organisation during her period at Business Sweden; projects leading to very positive implementations and highly motivated colleagues as a result. I would truly recommend Lisa to all those in need of HR related support of any kind.”

Emelie  Palmér,
Trade Commissioner/Country Manager,
Norway, Business Sweden
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