Ken Arnold

by Justin Cates
Ken Arnold
Senior Vice President & Global Chief People Officer

Ken Arnold is Avnet’s Senior Vice President, and Global Chief People Officer reporting to CEO Phil Gallagher.

As head of human resources and a member of Executive Leadership, he is responsible for leading Avnet’s global HR team and strategy to attract, engage, reward and retain employees for the enterprise. In addition, Ken serves as Management’s liaison to the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee of the Board of Directors for Avnet.

Arnold’s impressive career includes more than 25 years of extensive experience across multiple industries in human resources and information technology. His executive management experience lends itself well to assisting companies that are seeking to drive engagement, change, and high-performing team effectiveness.

Prior to Avnet, Arnold served on HR leadership teams for both Iron Mountain and Citicorp, where he partnered closely with executive management.

Arnold holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Finance and Economics from Tougaloo College and advanced certifications in HR from University of California, Los Angeles and in organizational development from Harvard Business School. In 2020, he was recognized as one of Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired Leaders.

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