Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 19, 2013 /Worldwide Who's Who/
-- Sofia Theodorou Locke, senior vice president of human resources for LoyaltyOne Inc., was recently named a VIP member of Worldwide Who's Who. This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.
Ms. Theodorou has 20 years of experience in human resources, with four years as senior vice president of human resources for LoyaltyOne Inc. Specializing in culture transformation and change management, she is accountable for providing global HR strategic and operational leadership to further the company's growth initiatives. This includes global organic business expansion and acquisitions. LoyaltyOne Inc. is a global provider of customer insight and strategy, loyalty and marketing programs, and customer experience management.
The focus of this role includes a heavy change management agenda in implementing HR strategies that: drive a high engagement and innovation culture; build a compelling employee value proposition; optimize human capital costs; and enable the business to expand its people infrastructure to effectively conduct business in emerging markets. She advises young professionals entering the HR field to be focused, overdeliver, build strong relationships and offer a different point of view.
Prior to joining LoyaltyOne Inc., Ms. Theodorou worked as VP of HR from 2006 to 2008 and as director of leadership & talent from 2005 to 2006 for the Canadian Tire Corp. From 1993-2003, she served as director of OD for Rogers Communications. Ms. Theodorou was awarded the distinction of a 2012 Canadian Diversity Champion for Women of Influence. In 2012 LoyaltyOne Inc. was a Top 10 regional winner of the Most Admired Culture Award - an honor with which they will be distinguished in 2013. Since her tenure at LoyaltyOne, the organization has been rcognized as a Best Employer in Canada for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Ms. Theodorou received a Bachelor of Arts in administration and information management in 1988 from Ryerson University.
For more information about LoyaltyOne Inc., visit http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/sofia-theodorou/8/601/743
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