Andrés Tapia served as president of Diversity Best Practices from January 2011 to August 2013. Previously he was Chief Diversity Officer and Emerging Workforce Consulting Leader at Hewitt Associates.
Andrés is a published writer and prominent speaker. He is the author of The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity (2009). As a journalist, he covered social trends in the U.S. and Latin America via articles appearing in publications such as the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, VOCÊ (Brazil), Benefits Quarterly, and Hemispheres magazine. He has been interviewed by major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, CNN en Español, and FORTUNE magazine in the U.S., La Nación and El Clarín in Argentina, El Mercurio in Chile, VOCÊ, Valor, and Revista Amanhã in Brazil, and HR industry publications such as HR Magazine, Benefit News, and Benefits Canada Magazine.
His experiences in the U.S., China, Canada, the UK, Spain, India, Kenya, Korea and throughout Latin America and his native Perú have equipped him with a true global perspective. By working with Hewitt, and with dozens of its FORTUNE 500 multinational clients, as well as with public schools, arts organizations, and law enforcement agencies, Andrés 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.
Andrés’ innovative approaches in fostering inclusive work environments lead to a body of work that moves beyond Diversity 1.0 and into the next generation of global, profitable, and sustainable diversity work.
Prior to this role, Andrés worked as a performance and knowledge management leader for several of Hewitt’s lines of business. Andrés has worked at CSC and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) doing performance consulting, instructional design, and technical writing.