Member of the Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Marija Felkel was born in Zagreb on 26 April 1973. She graduated from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, in 1998. As a lawyer by education, she began her professional life in public administration and very soon became a specialist in labour law. In 2004, she joined Siemens Croatia.
In this international corporation, over a period of more than ten years of work, she was responsible for all HR processes, leading a broad range of projects in the area of human resources. Particularly outstanding are the results in drawing HR functions nearer to business functions; under Marija's leadership, the HR function truly developed into a recognised partner of the company's business management.
This way, she gained rich experience, having held all managerial positions – from Personnel Administration Manager to Head of Human Resources.
Moreover, Marija achieved remarkable results in leading international projects, and she has been at the helm of the entire Adriatic Region Group at Siemens.
She is particularly active in the work with young people, in cooperation with faculties, secondary and elementary schools, pointing out the importance of education and constant development.
Marija is an active member of the HR Manager Association; she is promoting the HR function in the organisation as a recognised business partner that contributes to the organisation's success, advancing decisions that have an impact on employees as the company's most valuable resource.
The Supervisory Board of Hrvatski Telekom has appointed Marija Felkel Member of the Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer, for a period of three years; she will hold this position as of 18 January 2016.