As Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Yvonne Agyei is responsible for the overall employee experience at Booking.com. This includes overseeing the company’s global human resource efforts to ensure best-in-class recruitment, training and onboarding, employee engagement and relations, learning and development, performance management, and staff recognition programs for over 17,000 Booking.com employees in 187 offices worldwide.
Prior to joining Booking.com in October 2016, Yvonne worked at Google, where she started her career in 2003, when the employee base was only 1,200, helping it grow to over 60,000. While at Google, Yvonne gained an understanding of the crucial role HR plays in the growth of a highly dynamic company. She was responsible for designing, developing and managing a variety of programs to attract top talent, including new graduate recruiting, internship programs, scholarships, alumni relations, participation in academic conferences and a variety of diversity and talent inclusion initiatives.
Yvonne holds a BA in Psychology from Stanford University and Master’s degrees in both Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and International Relations and Affairs from Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.