Lou Baran

Lou Baran

Chief People Officer

Lou is Chief People Officer for ISTARI and her role encompasses the full remit of strategic and operational people matters. Lou is also Talent Adviser for our portfolio companies.

Prior to ISTARI, Lou has had 30 years of experience in HR, including 9 years as a management consultant. Prior companies include Hg Capital, Actis Capital, Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Hay Management (now Korn Ferry) and Ashurst.

Over the course of her career, Lou has held a variety of roles in HR, both generalist and specialist and in a variety of organisational contexts, in particular restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. She has considerable international experience through global roles and also having worked in Asia for 9 years, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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