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Nejc Jaka Sekula

Nejc Jaka Sekula

Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis Technical Operations & Global Quality and Global LGBTQI Equity Lead

Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice (English language); Panel: From what the future veils...

Nejc Jaka Sekula leads Diversity & Inclusion for Novartis division of Technical Operations and Global Quality. His role focuses in bringing the Novartis D&I strategy and initiatives to people working in the area of manufacturing and quality around the globe, understanding and respecting the local culture and embracing the global corporate culture of inclusion. As a member of Novartis Global D&I leadership team, he leads the global LGBTI Initiative, working closely with Employee Resource Group leaders in countries, senior leaders and external organizations to create awareness and actions that contribute to a more inclusive and LGBTI friendly working environment. He focuses on inspiring and engaging associates to understand the essence of human rights and creating a change in leadership styles that fosters psychological safety in the workplace environment. He spent his last 10 years in the area of Human Resources, from recruitment to leading HR at a pharmaceutical manufacturing site. Prior to that, he has held a number of IT positions on a local and global level within IBM. This is also where he started his career and has worked in the area of D&I ever since, passionate about making a difference for underrepresented communities. He regularly presents the D&I topic in the global HR communities, events and universities around the globe. He holds a bachelor degree of Economics and lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia with his husband.