Walmart and Sam’s Club HR veteran joins company’s leadership team

July 21, 2016
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Sprint Names Ismat Aziz Senior Vice President of Human Resources (Photo: Business Wire)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 21, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the appointment of veteran human resources executive Ismat Aziz to its leadership team. Reporting to Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, the company’s new senior vice president of human resources oversees company initiatives including organizational performance and culture, compensation and benefits, staffing and employee relations, learning and development, and talent management.

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Aziz takes on this role as Sandy Price, who previously led human resources, retired this month after more than two decades with the company. Aziz joins Sprint from Sam’s Club where she was chief human resources officer and an integral member of Walmart’s global human resources leadership team. She has extensive experience transforming human resource functions and has worked across a range of industries, including retail, technology, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. Her extensive experience includes driving operational effectiveness and change management, strategy, process improvement, and mergers and acquisitions.

“Ismat is a great addition to the world-class team we are building at Sprint,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint president and CEO. “She’s a strong leader with deep experience who is able to be a strategic business partner in the transformation of our company. Ismat is driving a strategy that makes sure we have the best talent, engaged employees and a high-performance culture.”

“I’m excited to join Marcelo and Sprint’s leadership team at this important time in the company’s history,” said Aziz. “There’s incredible talent across the organization and I am focused on giving our employees the tools and resources they need to continue to grow in their careers and deliver great service to Sprint customers across the country.”

Aziz earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Toronto. She also has certifications in Board Governance and HR internationally.

Aziz relocated to the Kansas City area with her four children and is based at the company’s headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.8 million connections as of March 31, 2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and


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