Head of Department HR Partners Munich, European Patent Office

Silvia Echagüe-Wehling is a psychologist specialised in Human Resources Management, working as Head of Department for the HR Partners team in Munich and leader of the EPO Welfare and Counselling unit until May 2017.

Having worked as HR professional internationally for over 15 years, Silvia started her career in the Shell graduate program in Argentina. Transferring afterwards to Shell International in The Netherlands, she had progressive career in a variety of HR roles, having worked for different Shell business units in the areas of Recruitment, Talent Management, Learning & Development and HR Business Partnering, before joining the European Patent Office in Munich in 2014. Over this time she has helped organisations and management teams to translate business needs into sound HR solutions for organizational effectiveness.

Silvia has particular expertise and interest in the areas of HR business partnering, Talent and Performance Management, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Engagement & Wellbeing.
Silvia is also married to Carsten and mother of Anna and Lucas, combining the passion for her career with her family life.