Gloria Chen

Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, Employee Experience

As Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and executive vice president of Employee Experience, Gloria Chen leads all aspects of human resources, real estate, and security operations globally for Adobe. She’s charged with creating an exceptional employee experience for more than 22,000 employees across 75 locations around the globe.


In her more than 20 years with Adobe, Gloria has helped usher the company through some of its boldest, most critical changes, from shaping its ecommerce strategy, building its enterprise business, and managing significant acquisitions and integrations. She’s also held senior leadership positions in worldwide sales operations, customer service and support, and strategic planning. 

Gloria started her career as a software engineer and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company before joining Adobe.  She holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, an MS in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from Carnegie Mellon, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  


A W50 honoree of the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and a recipient of the YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award, Gloria is active in mentoring young women and men in technology and business. Gloria also serves on the board of The Tech Interactive in San Jose and the Carnegie Mellon Electrical & Computer Engineering advisory council.

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