Chief People Officer joins the Aker family

March 14, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Tessa Raum to the Aker family. Tessa will be Aker’s first Chief People Officer and underlines our commitment to fully supporting our people.

Tessa joins us most recently from Colt Technology, where she was EVP of HR for the 5,500-person company, helping them drive an agile culture and transition from telco to techco.  Prior to that, Tessa worked at several smaller companies in the technology industry – including eMoney Advisor, Beyond (now Nexxt) and Analytical Graphics, Inc – where she specialised in scaling the people function during times of small business hyper-growth, with a focus on recruitment, retention, culture and employee experience.

Speaking about joining Aker, Tessa commented "This is an incredibly exciting time to join Aker as a people leader.  Aker already has a fantastic culture and a strong people foundation, and is now experiencing the rapid growth that comes with their success in bringing on new clients at an unprecedented rate.  With this comes the need to scale the people function and support the transition from small to mid-sized company while maintaining all of the elements that make Aker such a great place to work and so highly regarded by their customers.  I'm excited to join the leadership team so we can drive the company forward together."