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Angela Lane

Talent executive, speaker, and author

Angela Lane

Angela is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience leading global Human Resource functions.  Angela is an influential HR thinker, producing award-winning strategies in talent management and leadership development. Angela has led transformational change of the talent landscape across a range of Fortune 250 companies, by equipping leaders with practical tools, steeped in the science of high performance.  Her recent book, ‘FairTalk: Three Steps to Powerful Feedback,’ provides an accessible framework to enable leaders to drive performance through feedback.

Angela is currently Vice President of Talent at AbbVie Inc., a Fortune 100 company. In this role Angela built AbbVie’s talent strategy; defining the philosophy and practices needed to create an end-to-end talent system, integrating talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, succession planning and more to provide a “Talent Engine”.


Prior to AbbVie, Angela has lived, studied, and worked around the globe: a native Australian, currently residing in the United States by way of Europe.


Angela has a degree in Economics as well as post graduate studies in industrial relations and industrial law from La Trobe University, and an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Executive Award for the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.


Angela is Chair of Talent for the Center for Executive Succession at the University of South Carolina, and a member of the board for the Riegel and Emory Human Resources Research Center.  She is a Director for the Center for Feedback Culture, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

  • Corporate experience
    Director, Area HR LATAM - Aesthetics, AbbVie, USA, 2021 - 2023 Director, Global Talent Management, AbbVie, Spain/USA, 2020-2021 Director, General Manager Development, AbbVie, Spain, 2015-2019 Manager Learning and Executive Development, PMI, Switzerland, 2012-2015 Manager Compensation and Benefits Learning Management, PMI, Spain, 2011-2012 HR Account Manager, Shell, South Africa, 2008-2010 HR Services Lead, Shell, Russia, 2005-2007
  • Academic experience
    Adjunct Professor of Human Resources, IE Business School, Spain, 2015-Present Visiting Professor, Skolkovo School of Management, Russia, 2016-Present Director, Center for Feedback Culture, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2019-Present
  • Academic background
    Ph.D. in Management, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2019 MBA in Business Administration, IE Business School, Spain, 2011 Master in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Orel State University, Russia, 2004 International Relations, Otterbein College, USA, 2003
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