Fragomen recruits new chief people officer

Global immigration services provider Fragomen has hired Salvador Malo as its new chief people officer as of this month (October).

Malo, who has more than 25 years of experience devising and leading on HR and business strategy, and talent management, will be leading the people team by helping to drive a strategy of attracting, developing and retaining talent to create strong client service teams and what it hopes is an appealing career environment for staff.

According to Fragomen, he will play a key role in implementing and refining #FragomenWorks, which is the name of the business’ recently launched hybrid working model, and will also further the organisation’s diversity and inclusion initiative to ensure that it has transparent and inclusive processes and practices to support its more than 4,500 employees across the world.

Regarding his most recent role, he was the global head of HR strategy for Microsoft, where he worked with the organisation’s HR centres of excellence, line HR, and the chief human resources officer, and was involved in a changing stream of work to address HR issues and opportunities impacting the entire company.

Vivek Wadhwa, Fragomen’s chief operating officer, commented that he is “thrilled” to welcome Malo to the leadership team, believing him to be a crucial asset to the team as it continues to invest in attracting, developing and retaining top talent around the globe in order to continue to be at the forefront of immigration and related services.

“Salvador’s background fits perfectly with our culture of innovation and client service. We are excited for our clients and employees to reap the benefits of what he brings to Fragomen at this pivotal point in our firm’s growth,” Wadhwa said.

“I am delighted to have joined the industry leader in global talent mobility. We help to bring people to where they add most value to the world, and this fills me with pride,” Malo added.