Marcia Mendes-d’Abreu is an accomplished human resources (HR) executive with more than 25 years of success across multiple industries, including energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, retail, chemical, apparel and health care.
Marcia is currently Global Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Foresters Financial. As a member of the Executive Committee, she provides leadership and oversight of the HR function in developing and implementing talent strategies that enable the organization to meet its strategic, operational, cultural and transformational objectives.
Marcia’s background includes heading up the HR team at the Independent Electricity System Operator, Founder of MDA Insights Inc. (Management Consulting), SVP HR and Facilities at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and senior roles at GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems, and Canadian Tire.
Marcia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University. She attained her Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certificate (H.R.C.C.C.) from McMaster University.
Marcia is a former Board member of Junior Achievement, Central Ontario, and is proud to serve on the board of the Markham Stouffville Hospital since 2015.