Monica Rancati

Monica Rancati joined Microsoft in 2012 as HR Lead for Western Europe, a Multi Sub Area which is including small and medium size Western European countries.

She has end to end accountability and responsibility of the design and implementation of the HR strategy for the area, including talent acquisition, talent management, employees’ relations, M&A within Microsoft Sales Marketing and Services Group, as well as its Development Organization. She is leading a team of senior managers and work in a close collaboration with the Area Corporate Vice President to support organizational design and development in line with the business priorities of the company in our territory. She is leading her team to continuously upgrade practices on talent management, succession planning for senior leadership positions, diversity & inclusion, change management, business and HR transformation through a proactive and predictive approach to HR across the area. Furthermore, in her capacity Monica has been partnering with HR leaders in the organization to support the transformation of the HR function, aimed at delivering greater business impact and providing great insights for managers and employees.

Monica is a key advocate and contributor to the Diversity & Inclusion strategy for the Western Europe Area, which is focused on creating a more inclusive culture, recruiting and retaining diverse talents and empowering people to achieve more. She is a member of the scientific committee of the Winning Women Institute, focused on gender equality in the workplace.

Monica is a senior human resources leader with deep experience working in countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She joined Microsoft from EMC, where she oversaw HR for EMC “EMEA South” hub – an international region covering 20 countries across EMEA. Monica took up various assignments over the course of her 10-years’s tenure at EMC, both in line HRD roles as well as in COE functions.  Prior to EMC, Monica worked in HR at Data General.  She has a degree in Business & Management from Pavia University.