Chief People Officer and Head of Legal and Sustainability
Louise Pender is the General Counsel and Chief People Officer at ZALORA. In her roles, she concurrently heads the company’s Legal and Sustainability teams, whilst overseeing all HR functions across ZALORA’s markets. This includes talent acquisition, talent development, ensuring diversity and inclusion, workforce planning and strategic business partnering.
Having spent the last two decades providing legal counsel and building high-growth organisations across the globe, Louise brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in driving change management and organisational development.
Before embarking her career at ZALORA in 2016, Louise served as the Head of Legal for ZALORA’s umbrella company, Global Fashion Group, in key markets such as Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Louise also previously assumed multiple senior roles in notable companies, such as United Group Services and Siemens in Australia, Gate Group Holdings in Switzerland and Gate Gourmet Inc in the US.
Louise qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor at both the High Court of New Zealand and the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, before being admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2013.
In her free time, Louise is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys running, swimming and cycling, and is passionate about helping organisations and individuals reach their fullest potentials.
Louise will be speaking on 27th September (9.00am - 10.00am, GMT+8) | Fashion Forward