Polina Khabarova is CROC's Deputy Director General, Chief Transformation Officer and HRD, contributing to the company's strategic development as an internal transformation thought leader. She is responsible for supporting and supervising all HR department practices, including staff training and education, recruitment, human relations, corporate culture, and internal communications. Together with the Transformation Office team, Polina also advises top managers of leading Russian and international companies on business transformation.
During her time with CROC, Polina has developed several unprecedented HR projects and initiated the creation of unique staff loyalty programs. Polina has led the development of the HR Tech practice at CROC, with 20+ internal business processes being automated, including business travel formalities, onboarding, arrangement of internal training and corporate events, etc.
Today, she also supervises the company's Knowledge Management team, which has been working on projects for the largest companies in Russia for over 10 years. This includes 100+ online and offline training courses in IT, 3D technology, current HR and marketing trends, project management and other practices, as well as custom courses that are unparalleled in Russia (e.g. use of ROI and Big Data in HR and marketing). Polina also supervised the establishment of the CROC MBA and business informatics master's degree programs, which were developed jointly with the Higher School of Business Informatics (HSE, Russia).
Polina is a keynote speaker to address the issue of ‘Women in tech’.
Polina has been recognized as one of the most competent HR directors in Russia, according to the Russian Managers Association and Kommersant Publishing House since 2014. According to the 2019 ratings, she is one of the three leading HR directors in the IT industry.
In 2018, Polina was invited as an expert to join the HR and Education team of the ‘Digital Economy. Russia 2024’ state program.