Certification Council

Supporting the mission of the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), the HRCI Certification Council oversees the development, maintenance and administration of certification programs for the human resource profession, both in the U.S. and globally.

Nelson D. Zivic, MBA, SPHR, GPHR

Nelson Zivic

HRCI Board Liaison

Nelson Zivic currently serves as the Head of HR for the Food Division at Newell Brands, based in Atlanta GA. He was previously the HR Senior Director for the Latin American Region, for Newell Brands. He was also an HR Leader at Dell, where he held increasingly responsible HR positions in their US 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 and 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 the Chair of the Certification Council, Exam Forms Reviewer for the GPHR, and as an Item Writer and Reviewer for the SPHRi and PHRi exams.