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HR job moves: Meet BMS' Chief D&I Officer, ActiveCampaign's CPO, CWT's VP for HR, and more

HR job moves: Meet BMS' Chief D&I Officer, ActiveCampaign's CPO, CWT's VP for HR, and more


Among the new appointments, is Kameswara (Kames) Natakusumah who takes up the role of Head of Indonesia, and Head of Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) in Indonesia for Willis Towers Watson.

Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR.

If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, send us your profile and photo and we will announce your news here – just email lestert@humanresourcesonline.net.

Pamela Fisher is Bristol Myers Squibb's new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has appointed Pamela Fisher as its Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, effective 21 November 2021. She brings over 20 years of experience in D&I, along with skills in global strategy, partnerships, philanthropy, government relations, and business growth.

"Pam is joining our company as we make progress on our commitment to increase health equity, further strengthen our diversity and shape our culture of inclusion," said Giovanni Caforio, M.D., Chairman of the Board, and CEO, BMS.

This appointment will see Fisher drive BMS's global diversity & inclusion business strategy, including advancing the company’s five core diversity commitments, eight people & business resource groups (PBRGs), and its global diversity inclusion council.

Fisher, on her new role, said: "BMS is a company that understands the value and impact of having a workforce which reflects the patients and communities we serve and a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone’s unique perspectives can collectively drive greater innovation and healthcare solutions. That’s why I am excited to join the BMS team to continue advancing our D&I strategy, addressing the evolving needs of patients, and driving more equitable and sustainable health outcomes around the world."

Prior to this, Fisher was at Johnson & Johnson where she served as Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Global Strategy and Partnerships. Most recently, she led the launch of an evidence-based D&I strategy that helped grow the business by reaching diverse, and multi-cultural patients, and consumers.

Michael Rico is ActiveCampaign's first-ever CPO

ActiveCampaign, a leader in customer experience automation, has appointed Michael Rico as its first Chief People Officer. Effective December 2021, he will lead the talent acquisition and business partnership teams, champion DEI, advance learning & development, and foster an award-winning workplace culture for the organisation.

Previously, Rico was at Salesforce, where he spent over a decade aligning corporate HR with the specific needs of every team member across the globe, and led a team of regional HR business partners. Prior to that, he has also held HR leadership roles at Gap Inc., and Old Navy.

Commenting on the appointment, Jason VandeBoom, Founder & CEO, ActiveCampaign, said: "To be a customer-obsessed organisation, we must be an employee-obsessed organisation first.

"As we continue to scale beyond the 150,000 customers and 1,000 employees we have currently, welcoming Michael as ActiveCampaign’s first-ever chief people officer is the next step on our journey to continue the investment and commitment in every individual employee. His passion for DEI and learning and development were critical in our search for this role."

Sharing his thoughts on the new role, Rico said: "I believe that a positive employee experience is a key ingredient in any business’ success.

"This is why I’m excited to join ActiveCampaign, as the company truly values its people, and has been recognised time and time again for its top-notch culture. I look forward to further advancing all facets of the employee experience, from DEI initiatives to employee development to top talent acquisition & retention, and more."

CWT appoints Rachael Sullivan as VP for Human Resources

Effective 2 February 2022, Rachael Sullivan is CWT's Vice President for Human Resources. Sullivan will be based in Minneapolis, United States, and reporting to Consuelo Corridori, Senior VP for HR of the business-to-business-for-employees (B2B4E) travel management platform.

Coming into her new role with more than 20 years in HR leadership roles, and more than 10 years partnering with C-suite executives, Rachael will be the global HR business partner for CWT’s finance & commercial teams, helping them to further strengthen their organisational capabilities, and implement effective people strategies.

"As travel continues to recover, talent attraction and retention are at the top of our agenda," Corridori shared.

"At the same time, we are focused on creating a culture that fosters new ideas and innovation, and keeps our teams around the world motivated, and inspired to deliver the best experience for our customers. Rachael has an impressive track record in helping large organisations establish HR programmes that drive change, and accelerate business performance, and I’m delighted to have her join our team."

Prior to CWT, Sullivan was a Senior HR Director at Medtronic, where she provided HR leadership across multiple sites in the US and Europe, as well as partnered with teams in various Asia Pacific markets including China. Before Medtronic, Rachael held HR leadership roles at Accellent, and Boston Scientific Corporation.

Danya Reinsfield joins The Access Group as Head of Sales

The Access Group, a provider of business management software to small and mid-market organisations, has appointed Danya Reinsfield as Head of Sales, Accountants, effective December 2021. Based in Sydney, Reinsfield will be responsible for The Access Group’s go-to-market activities for the Accountants practice management portfolio, and will form part of the APAC senior leadership team.

In a career spanning 32 years, Reinsfield joins from Wolters Kluwer, where she was the APAC Sales Director delivering software, research, and learning solutions for the accounting, corporate and legal markets throughout the region. While at Wolters Kluwer as part of the APAC Executive team, Reinsfield was responsible for executing multiple GTM strategies across, transactional, channel, and subscription revenue streams for customers in highly competitive industries.

On her appointment, Reinsfield said: "I look forward to this exciting new role where I can help professional firms achieve best practices and grow the Access brand as one of the leading software services partners for Australian businesses."

In addition to Reinsfield's appointment, The Access Group also welcomed Lee-anne Knight as Head of Customer Success, APAC, and Evan Puzey as Head of Sales, Financial Management, APAC.

Knight joins The Access Group from an 11-year career at Salesforce, where she developed and oversaw the regional growth strategy for APAC, while Puzey, having joined the organisation from the UK in 2017, relocated back to Australia to support the growth of The Access Group in the region. Puzey also brings more than 25 years’ experience in business development & growth within the supply chain & logistics sectors.

Kerry Agiasotis, President, The Access Group, APAC, shared: "We’ve experienced monumental milestones for The Access Group this year, so I am thrilled to expand the talent we have across our existing team for continued growth, and expansion. They bring a dynamic combination of breadth of experience, and deep knowledge across key sectors and channel markets in the APAC region."

WTW appoints Kameswara Natakusumah as Head of Indonesia, and Head of Corporate Risk & Broking

WTW, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company, announced on 6 January 2022 the appointment of Kameswara (Kames) Natakusumah as Head of Indonesia, and Head of Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB). With over 24 years of experience in the industry, Kames replaces Luke Ware, who has recently been named Head of Corporate Risk & Broking in Asia.

Based in Jakarta, Kames will be delivering client-focused solutions that manage risk, optimise benefits, and cultivate talent to strengthen and protect organisations across the archipelago. He will also work closely with business leaders across the company to bring all of WTW's services and solutions to clients to support their businesses in Indonesia.

Prior to joining WTW, he was a senior technical advisor to PT Marsh Indonesia. Before, he also spent the last three years in several start-up technology companies in Indonesia, including PT Lifepal Technologies Indonesia, and most recently as President Director of PT Kaltimex Mobiol Indonesia, heading its business operation in Indonesia.

Commenting on Kames’ appointment, Clare Muhiudeen, Head of Asia, WTW, said: "Kames has extensive experience of the Indonesian market, including within the country’s insurance industry, and is well placed to lead our business in its future growth and market strategy in Indonesia."

Luke Ware, Head of CRB Asia, WTW, added: "As the country continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to support companies in Indonesia to sustainably manage climate change impacts, the interconnected risks, digitalisation and transition towards a low-carbon economy.

"We are excited to have Kames join us and use his extensive network and industry experience to help companies in this transformation and transition."

Image / Provided (L-R): Pamela Fisher, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, BMS; Kameswara (Kames) Natakusumah, Head of Indonesia, and Head of Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) in Indonesia, WTW, and Rachael Sullivan, VP for HR, CWT.

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