Lou Baran
Chief People Officer at Hg


Lou Baran is Chief People Officer at Hg and is responsible for all strategic and operational people matters across the firm.

Before joining Hg in 2018, Lou worked at Actis (a private equity firm that invests in growth markets) as Chief HR Officer and in various global Talent and senior Head HR roles at Thomson Reuters and Microsoft.

Lou also worked as a management consultant for nearly 10 years, specialising in Leadership, Talent Management, Organisational Development and the people aspects of organisational transformation.  She led numerous projects, the most notable being the $30 billion merger and recapitalisation of four banks into Bank Mandiri (now Indonesia’s largest bank) – leading and implementing all people matters including the assessment and selection of the new leadership and management teams.