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Anabel Dumlao


Ana Isabel (Anabel) has 19 years of experience in the field of human capital consulting. Recently, she has led a team of consultants specialized in providing expert solutions to businesses with operations in the Iberian region, particularly large multinationals, in the fields of total compensation, talent development, leadership, cultural transformation and change management, and employee engagement. She has consulted with companies across multiple industries, including financial services, chemical, life sciences, fast-moving consumer goods and telecommunications.

Alongside her generalist human resources consulting experience, she project managed human resources due diligence and post-merger integration projects for more than 20 corporate transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining Axialent, Anabel was director of compensation and talent consulting at Aon Hewitt Spain. She joined the former Hewitt Associates in 2004 after contributing for seven years as a management training consultant at Ernst & Young. An engaging speaker, she has chaired roundtables at Factor Humano Congress in Madrid, the meeting point of reference for the human resources professionals in Spain. Some of her most recent clients include Procter & Gamble, BBVA, Ferrovial, Société Générale, La Caixa and Merck KGaA.

Anabel holds a double degree in law and business economics from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-3), Spain.

Based in Madrid, Spain, Anabel has working experience in Europe, Latin America and China. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Besides her work, she is passionate about journaling and paper crafts, and she enjoys baking and cooking for family and friends.

Recent Posts by Anabel
Embracing a Culture of Curiosity in a VUCA World
By Anabel Dumlao
What would the corporate world look like if there was no curiosity at work? What if we stopped being inquisitive about the world, others, and ourselves? In times of disruptive change, individuals and leaders need to embrace both: running the present and preparing for the future. Those who are good at both will thrive in the 21st century. Read the full article co-authored by Anabel Dumlao and Stefaan van Hooydonk.
The Next Normal of a New CEO
The Next Normal of a New CEO
By Anabel Dumlao
Embarking on a transformation journey at the helm of an organization is thrilling. However, journeys come to an end, and life -as well as business- goes on. That part of the story typically gets left out of the books because... who wants to hear about the 'normal'? We revive that story here, in the final article of the series, The Next Normal of a New CEO.
next 100 days of the new leadership team
Part 2 - The Next 100 Days of a New Leadership Team
By Anabel Dumlao
In this second article of a 3 part series, we explain the focus of the next 100 days of the new leadership team in its safe descent back to base camp. Given the importance of the next steps and inspired by Fred Kofman's Four D's, which he described in his book "The Meaning Revolution", we work to ensure that teams return from a powerful offsite in a masterful way.
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  1. Spanish
  2. English
  3. Tagalog
Areas of Expertise
  1. Leadership development
  2. Strategic alignment between people and business
  3. Organizational culture change
  4. Employee engagement
  5. Talent management
  6. Manager capability training design and implementation
  7. Mergers and acquisitions