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Chief Human Resources Officer - Elga Lohler

Joined Smith+Nephew in January 2002 as Director of HR and has since held progressively senior positions in Wound Management, Operations, Corporate Functions and Group. Elga became Chief Human Resources Officer in December 2015 and leads the Global Human Resources, Internal Communication and Sustainability Functions. Elga is based in Fort Worth, US.

Skills and Experience

Elga has more than 25 years’ Human Resources experience. Prior to joining Smith+Nephew, Elga held Human Resources roles at Transnet, Sensormatic (now Tyco) and Advanced Tissue Sciences, which was acquired by Smith+Nephew in 2002. Through these roles, Elga has developed deep expertise in strategy planning and development, organisational design and effectiveness, restructuring and integration and transformational change in support of business objectives. In her current role, Elga is responsible for driving Smith+Nephew’s human capital strategy across the enterprise in support of the Company’s overall business plan and strategic direction. 

Elga holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology, both from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.


American/South African