Aija joined H3 in 2015 as the Head of Human Resources. Aija is an accomplished senior human resources professional with over 15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry managing strategic and tactical HR issues. In her current position, she is responsible for leading all HR business transformations, building organizational capabilities, and helping to shape the company’s performance culture. Prior to joining H3, Aija held the position of Human Resources Director, Oncology Translational Medicine unit of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. At Novartis, she provided HR guidance to the Leadership team and Business Partner support to global employee population of 400+ associates; while also disseminating advice and coaching on employee relations issues, salary planning, and retention strategies, and leading the performance management, annual compensation planning and employee development processes for this business division. Aija also served in senior HR management positions at Merck & Co., Inc.
Aija received her Master of Labor Relations degree from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in psychology from Illinois State University.