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.

Rafael Uzeda, PHR, GPHR, CHRP


Certification Council Vice Chair

Rafael Uzeda is the Manager of Human Resources Operations at CPPIB (formally the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board) in Toronto.  His previous roles include various HR management roles in the US, Canada and Brazil.  He began his career as an Operations Consultant for Lucent Technologies. Uzeda earned his MBA from IBMEC - Rio de Janeiro, and he holds the PHR, GPHR and CHRP credentials. He served as an Exam Forms and Item Reviewer for the SPHRi and GPHR exams and most recently co-authored the The Guide to HR Body of Knowledge.