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Polina Kabanova

Human Resources, Organizational Behavour Teacher at SWISSAM

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Continental Europe and MEA at Hilton Worldwide 

Experienced HR professional with a current focus on recruitment and talent retention with a demonstrated history of successful implementation of EMEA wide HR projects. In love with hospitality business and very passionate about working with people. Skilled in Building working relationships, Negotiation, Budgeting, HR Consulting, Coaching and Mentoring. Strong business development professional with a BA/BSc focused in Banking & Business Economics from London Metropolitan University.


March 2016 Present
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Continental Europe and MEA at Hilton 
July 2015 March 2016
Talent Acquisition Manager Northern, Central and Eastern Europe at Hilton Worldwide 
August 2012 July 2015
Talent Acquisition Manager, Eastern Europe & Russia at Hilton Worldwide 
July 2011 August 2012
Head of recruitment & development at Fazer
August 2009 June 2011
T&D manager at Fazer
January 2009 August 2009
T&D manager at K-RAUTA, Kesko

July 2007 January 2009
HR Specialist at International Paper

October 2005 July 2007
Head of language services department at International Paper
September 2004 October 2005
Strategic investments project coordinator at International Paper


London Metropolitan University
BA/BSc, Banking & Business Economics, 2000

Honors and Awards

HRVP Special Recognition Award