CEO Advisory Council

The CEO Advisory Council brings unique knowledge and skills to help further the HRCI mission of enabling people and organizations to discover, develop and demonstrate their fullest potential through innovative learning and certification in the ever-evolving world of HR. The Advisory Council is a resource to the CEO by offering advice, insight into industry trends and bringing a different perspective. 

Nelson Zivic, GPHR, SPHR, MBA


Nelson Zivic is a global HR executive currently working for LexisNexis Risk Solutions based in Atlanta, GA. He provides support to C-Suite level leaders on People and Organizational Strategy, Talent Transformation and Performance Management. Until the end of 2019, he was the Head of HR for the Food Division at Newell Brands and previously the HR Senior Director for the Latin American Region, for Newell Rubbermaid based in Mexico. He was also an HR Leader at Dell, where he held increasingly responsible HR positions in their Global, U.S. and Latin American operations.

Trained as a lawyer, Zivic began his career as a Labor Attorney in Argentina. He earned his law degree from Universidad de Morón, his MBA from Brigham Young University and completed an Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. 

Zivic is a frequent speaker on topics related to Human Capital and Leadership. He holds the GPHR and SPHR and recently served as a member of the HRCI Board of Directors, as well as the Certification Council Chair, Exam Forms Reviewer for GPHR and as an Item Writer and Reviewer for the SPHRi and PHRi exams.