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Peter Adebi

  • Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer



Peter Adebi is senior vice president and chief human resources and diversity officer at Cincinnati Children’s, a nonprofit, comprehensive pediatric health system. As a leader in research, education, patient care, advocacy and innovation, Cincinnati Children’s is ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 list of best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the #2 recipient of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Adebi leads the human resources, diversity and inclusion, and community relations functions and plays a critical role in enterprise strategy and risk management, change leadership and enterprise business leadership.

Adebi has more than 20 years of human resources experience in the technology, financial services and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Cincinnati Children’s, he was the executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Nemours Children’s Health in Wilmington, DE. At Nemours, Adebi co-led the transformation of the workforce that enabled the organization to increase revenue from $500 million to $2 billion, expand from 30 locations to more than 100 locations, and grow from about 4,000 employees to more than 9,000 employees, including the recruitment of many executive positions.

Adebi is certified as a Senior Professional, Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resources Management, and is a Certified Physician Development Coach. In 2023, he was named Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year by the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Awards. He has also contributed to numerous articles in professional human resources publications.

Adebi received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Lagos and a master’s degree in human resource management from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Yale Global Executive Leadership Program.