Senior Director, Human Resources, SAS Canada
Seta Kouyoumdjian, Senior Director of Human Resources (HR) for SAS Canada, leads an HR team who partner with SAS business units to maximize the potential of SAS' greatest asset – the employees – to deliver quality advisory services.
Ms. Kouyoumdjian joined SAS in 1987 as a Human Resources Manager where she worked closely with executive leadership on employee performance and organizational effectiveness initiatives. In 2004, Seta was promoted into senior leadership management in her current role of Senior Director of Human Resources. In this role Seta leads a team of HR staff members who support more than 300 employees across Canada and is responsible for developing and guiding SAS Canada's HR vision and articulating the organization's strategy to help acquire, develop, reward, and retain the best talent.
Ms. Kouyoumdjian is an original employee of SAS Canada; she created the Human Resources department in 1988 and has directed the company's HR operations ever since. Through her promotion of teamwork, cooperation and the creation and application of leading HR policies and practices, SAS Canada is recognized by the industry as one of the best places to work. In 2012, SAS Canada was ranked No. 2 on Best Workplaces in Canada list; was one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the eleventh consecutive year, and was one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers.
Ms. Kouyoumdjian is a member of Information Technology Association of Canada's (ITAC) HR Committee. Prior to joining SAS Canada, she was employed by Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).