Culture and Employee Engagement Leader Formerly Amazon
Dave Niekerk joined Amazon in May 1999, and retired in 2016 after serving two years as the Culture and Employee Engagement Leader for World Wide Operations and Customer Service. Niekerk previously served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Amazon World Wide Operations and Customer Service for 12 years and was responsible for building the global Amazon Fulfillment, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Technology and Logistics Organization. He also held the positions of Director of Human Resources, Director of Strategic Growth and Director of Employee Relations.
Before joining Amazon, Niekerk served as a Director of Human Resources at AlliedSignal Aerospace in multiple assignments, leading global HR support for business units generating $2.5 billion in annual sales. He was also the HR leader for mergers and acquisitions and the European Aerospace Equipment Systems business. Before joining AlliedSignal Aerospace, Niekerk held multiple HR leadership roles at Mobil Oil and PepsiCo.
Niekerk is a U.S. Army veteran and served 10.5 years in diverse domestic and international assignments, achieving the rank of major. Niekerk holds master's degrees in international relations from Boston University and systems management from the University of Southern California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering studies from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining David.