Mr. Tapia has been one of the leading voices in shaping a contemporary, next generation approach to diversity and inclusion. The approach is global, deeply integrated into talent systems, and focused on enabling marketplace success. He has over 25 years of experience as a C-suite management consultant, diversity executive, organizational development and training professional, and journalist.
Andres Tapia is President of Diversity Best Practices, the preeminent diversity and inclusion think-tank and consultancy. He assumed this position on January 11, 2011. Andresalso served as Hewitt's Chief DiversityOfficer and Emerging Workforce Solutions Leader for seven years, where he was responsible for leading the company's diversity vision and strategies and for consulting withmultiple FORTUNE 500 clients.
Andres'unparalleled experiences around the world have equipped him with a true global perspective. By working with FORTUNE 500 multinational clients, including Baxter International, Ernst & Young, IBM andSiemens, as well as with public schools, arts organizations, and law enforcement agencies, Andres knows how to generate a diverse, high performing workforce across industries. He has also developed actionable insights into how varying worldviews can impact health, wealth, learning, safety, and workplace performance. Andresis the author of the highly-acclaimed book The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity and covered social trends in the U.S. and Latin America as a journalist for several publications including the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Brazil's popular VOCÊ.