Tess Smillie, Samsung (UK)

2021 HRD Global 100

VP people team

Tess Smillie, vice president of human resources at Samsung Electronics, is an experienced HR leader with a successful track record working in global, regional, and domestic environments. She has led cross-functional teams, business partners, OE and OD, recruitment, exec search, talent development, C&B, wellness, employee engagement and events, and operations and facilities, working with big-name companies such as Microsoft, BlackBerry, and now Samsung. Her extensive HR background includes working in APAC and EMEA, as well as taking charge of operations in the US and Canada. Other HR roles she held include HR director and HR manager.