2018 Latino Leadership Visionary Award Recipient

Ramón Baez

Former Senior Vice President, Customer Evangelist and Customer Advocate of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. His current focus is to serve as an Independent Director for Large Corporations and Start-ups.

Ramón Baez retired from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in October 2016 when he served as the Senior Vice President, Customer Evangelist and Customer Advocate for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

In this role, Ramón was championing customer centricity. Hewlett Packard Enterprise believes in relationship to drive the company’s business. He advised customers and partners through frank peer-to-peer discussions on how to make and implement decisions about emerging digital technologies in their operations, products, and business models; which will have a positive impact in the marketplace.

Ramón joined Hewlett-Packard in 2012, as a senior vice president and global chief information officer (CIO), a role in which he oversaw the worldwide information technology (IT) strategy and all of the company’s IT assets that supported Hewlett-Packard employees and helped to drive strategic company priorities. This included global application development, the company’s private cloud, IT security, data management, technology infrastructure, and telecommunication networks. He also serves as chairman of enterprise-wide Diversity & Inclusion Board, an entity that serves as the strategic governing body for global diversity and inclusion (D&I) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The board works closely with company leaders to champion the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

His career spans 40 years at global Fortune 100 companies in the manufacturing, packaged goods, aerospace and defense industries, and products and services for the scientific community. Prior to HP, he held chief information officer positions at Kimberly Clark Corp., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group. Ramón began his career at Northrop Grumman, where he spent 25 years and finished as CIO for its electronics systems sensor sector.

He continues to serve on boards of DocuSign, Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Foundation, and Trpz.com as well as his most recent appointment as Board of Directors for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals boards.
He deeply believes that business leaders need to take really good care of themselves as if they were corporate athletes.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in California.

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