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Paul Engola, Head of Business Partnerships and CHRO at Leidos

Paul Engla



Paul Engola, Head of Business Partnerships and CHRO at Leidos

Paul Engola is the current chief human resources officer and head of business partnerships at Leidos.

The role puts him in charge of carrying out and improving the HR strategy for the information technology and engineering company', which has 32,000 employees worldwide. He also oversees the company's corporate real estate, facilities and security operations, Leidos said.

Prior to the CHRO post, Engola served as the company’s deputy president for the defense and intelligence group, providing services to global customers in need of defense and intelligence solutions.

Engola also became the senior vice president for transportation and financial solutions for the company’s civil group, which is responsible for supporting the mission-critical systems of customers in the public transportation and financial services sectors. He assumed the same role at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions for almost three years until August 2016, when the company merged with Leidos.

His 13-year career at Lockheed Martin, which is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, involved holding different senior management roles such as vice president for coherent technologies, program director in the special programs and director for west coast operations for civil space.

Previously, Engola spent nearly three years as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He also devoted his early profession in program execution at the California-based companies Hughes Space and Communications and at Space Systems/Loral.

Engola attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics. He held a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as in business administration with a program certificate from Stanford University.

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