Adobe Switches Up Executive Leadership Team

Adobe Switches Up Executive Leadership Team


San Jose, CA—Adobe announced a number of organizational changes to its executive leadership team. Executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) Donna Morris left Adobe to pursue another opportunity. As a result, Gloria Chen, executive vice president, stepped into the CHRO role.

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A 20-year Adobe veteran, Chen was most recently executive vice president of Strategy and Growth as well as chief of staff to Adobe’s CEO.

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Gloria Chen

In addition, Adobe’s chief technology officer, Abhay Parasnis, assumed responsibility for Corporate Strategy and Development. This post includes corporate strategy, global partnerships as well as mergers and acquisitions.

“Gloria has made a tremendous impact throughout her career at Adobe; driving corporate strategy, global operations and business transformation. I’m excited for her to now take on the role of chief human resources officer,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe.

“Moreover, Abhay’s technology vision and deep understanding of the industry landscape make him an ideal candidate to lead Corporate Strategy and Development, in addition to his role as chief technology officer. Both of these talented leaders embody the best of Adobe and will also play expanded roles in our continued success.”

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Abhay Parasnis

Furthermore, Donna Morris was a valuable member of the company’s executive team. She played a pivotal role in Adobe’s business transformation. She also championed innovative workplace policies; they included the introduction of expanded family leave, gender pay parity and opportunity parity. All of which helped grow Adobe’s global diverse employee base. What’s more, as the leader of the company’s Employee Experience organization, she helped shape Adobe’s unique culture.

“A pioneer of progressive workplace policies, Donna was a role model of our values; her leadership was also instrumental in making Adobe a great place to work. We wish her well,” said Narayen.