Lailany Sierra

Head of People Solutions, CHANEL

Lailany Sierra is currently the Head of People Solutions at CHANEL and is responsible for facilitating organizational transformation as the company adopts new digital HR technologies. Leveraging her extensive experience in managing human resources operations and systemic implementations, she leads the team who oversee the global Human Capital Management systems including the design and execution of modifications which drive efficiencies and effectiveness and enhance the employee experience whilst building the appropriate strategic roadmap, governance structure and operational model to support the ongoing technological evolution.

Prior to joining CHANEL, Lailany Sierra was the Vice President of Human Resources at IgnitionOne, a digital marketing technology company with over 450 employees in 17 offices across 10 countries. Lailany was responsible for all global human capital programs and initiatives, ensuring that the practices implemented embraced the creative and entrepreneurial start-up culture.

Previously, Lailany spent more than a decade in various Human Resources leadership roles in the entertainment industry. Lailany was the Director of Human Resources for IMAX Corporation based in Los Angeles and prior to that spent nearly a decade at ESPN and The Walt Disney Company in senior HR Business Partner roles supporting the media and entertainment divisions in the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Lailany has lived in several metropolitan cities and most recently relocated to London in 2018.

Lailany is a Board Member and Vice Chair at Workforce Professionals Training Institute in New York City and Board Member and Treasurer at United Way United Kingdom in London. She has also virtually participates in the Baruch College Executives on Campus mentoring program and has served as a volunteer Career Coach at Dress for Success.
Lailany holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business, a BBA from Baruch College, City University of New York and an Associate degree from Monroe College. Lailany is an active member of the International Women’s Forum and a London Chapter Lead for The Rising Network.