Silke Bochat

Head of Design


Silke Bochat is a Design Executive & DesignOps Leader with 20+ years of international experience in large, complex organisations such as Colgate, PepsiCo, Mars, Beiersdorf, Vodafone. She focuses on delivering business targets, elevating brand leadership & value spaces through Design (at scale) + DesignOps, shifting design from a service & functional pipeline delivery to being fully integrated into organisations, scaling from task to x-functional, systemic programs, and rethinking organisational architectures & e2e flows answering the needs of networked/digital transformation. Based on a design vision, leadership framework & roadmap and delivering towards the overarching 5yr business Strat Plan. She has won awards for both, Design Leadership and iconic, beautiful brand designs & experiences (e.g NIVEA).

What others say

HS Design Operations events provide me with the opportunity to connect with other colleagues in the industry and share learnings to help each other strive to be the most efficient and supportive teams we can be.

Antonia Duffin

HS Design Operations events are a new and unique format for meeting peers and exchanging about current developments in the industry - as well as a great way to grow the community. Enjoyed it a lot and looking forward to the next conference.

Florian Lindner
casavi GmbH

HS DesignOps events provided me with the opportunity to connect with similar minded professionals, who I can call friends! Sessions were engaging and provided me some valuable nuggets to take it forward and apply! 

Amit Tripathi