José Luis Tamargo

Chief People & Compliance Officer

  • Member of the Steering Committee and Committee of Ethics
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • At Garnica since 2019
  • Over 23 years’ experience



  • Jose Luis Tamargo is Garnica’s CPO, reporting to CEO Christian Michel.

    Jose has over 23 years of experience building and leading high-performing HR teams in both consulting and international companies with significant operating scale and complexity. Prior to joining Garnica, Jose was Corporate Human Resources Director at Albacora (the leading European tuna fishing company with an operating fleet worldwide) in addition to holding various management roles at consulting firms such as PageGroup and Korn Ferry (formerly Hay Group).

    He began his career in consulting and has spent the last 20 years in human resources roles and projects in more than 15 countries. At one point during this period, he also established his own HR consulting boutique, which he left in the hands of one of his associates to then join PageGroup.

    In his role leading the People Team, Jose works to help Garnica align personnel development with growth strategy, business ethics, and the needs of customers and markets. In addition, Jose heads up Garnica’s legal advisory and compliance areas.

    His teams oversee a broad range of functions including talent development and the Garnica Academy, recruiting, employee relations and experience, business partnerships, benefits, compensation, and inclusion and diversity.

    Jose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from Oviedo University, a Graduate Certificate in Labor Law, a Coaching and NLP Certificate, and an MBA from Isabel I University.

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