As a seasoned strategic talent advisor passionate about driving and delivering change, Krista Skalde joined Inovia Capital in April 2015, responsible for the design and implementation of talent management, organizational effectiveness solutions, and market-aligned HR practices to drive business performance, both internally within Inovia and with Inovia’s Portfolio Companies. Prior to Inovia, Krista was with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, leading human capital due diligence in portfolio company acquisitions, and value creation deliverables. She has held different roles in organizational and leadership development, as well as working as an independent consultant, in different geographies around the world. Her consulting work has spanned industries such as Investment Management, Corporate Hospitality, Insurance, Banking/Finance, Technology, Transport, Automotive/Aeronautical, and Pharmaceutical.
Over her career, Krista has spent time working in Canada and the U.S., Japan, France, and now the United Arab Emirates. Her work has included project delivery across Europe, Brazil, Colombia, India, China and Hong Kong. Krista completed her undergraduate and post-graduate work in political science, with honorable mention for her pre-doctoral thesis on independence movements. She is MBTI Step I and II certified, holds a diploma from the Ashridge Business School in Executive Coaching, a coaching certificate in Organization Relationship & Systems (ORS)@Work, a certificate from Ashridge Hult in Advanced Organizational Design, and is certified in Predictive Role Profiling for High-Performing Teams. She is currently completing her CAIA Fundamentals of Alternative Investing (FAI) certification. She is fully bilingual (English and French) and holds dual citizenship (Canada and France).