Eugenio Pirri

Eugenio Pirri

Committee Member

Current Position

Chief People and Culture Officer at Dorchester Collection

Previous Position

VP People & Organisational Development – Dorchester Collection, Regional Director of Human Resources – The Savoy & Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Europe, Director of Human Resources – Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle, Director of Human Resources – Westin Los Angeles


As the chief people & culture officer for the London-based Dorchester Collection, Eugenio and his team are responsible for all aspects of Human Resources, Learning and Development, Employee & Guest Engagement, Innovation, Corporate Responsibility and The Dorchester Collection Academy Centre, offering learning and development to external audiences globally. In his role, he works with all functions in the business to ensure our people are the cornerstone of every business decision.

Eugenio Pirri is a well-rounded professional with an exceptional background in People leadership, organisational development, people practices, education, development and operations; global experience within diverse cultures and attitudes. He leads the business and change by thoughtfully challenging the status quo, disrupting traditional ways of thinking, showing common ground where needed and building long term sustainable people and strategic initiatives.

Eugenio has over 30 years of operations and people resources experience, a proven success record in people management, operational performance, human resources, organisational development, finance, change management, employee relations, grounded in a holistic approach to employee and guest engagement within all constituents of the business. He has knowledge and experience operating and managing in several countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Japan.

He and his team have been awarded several accolades including Distinction in Talent Management by the HR Distinction Awards, Excellence in Employee Engagement from HR in Hospitality and Employee Engagement Company of the Year by the Employee Engagement Awards. Eugenio has been recognised as HR Director of the Year and for the past 5 years, has been ranked in the HR Most Influential List by HR Magazine.

What do you enjoy about working within HR in the hospitality industry?

“I believe hospitality is about people.  Therefore, for me, this then is the best part about working in Human Resources! For me it brings together to joy of customer service with the uniqueness and potential of the people that serve within it.

Everyone has the opportunity to do great things in our industry and as a people leader, I love to support people to reach their potential.  My HR career in Hospitality allows me to do just that!”

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