PepsiCo promotes Berry to chief HR officer

PepsiCo has announced that Charline Berry (pictured) will be promoted to chief human resources officer for its Europe business.

In this role she will oversee all aspects of food and drinks brand PepsiCo’s people agenda for more than 40,000 associates across 50+ countries in Europe.

Berry was previously vice president, HR Europe Functions at the company, focused on building new capabilities across the business and developing future talent and leaders. With the Covid-19 pandemic bringing substantial changes to businesses across the globe, Berry has partnered with functional leaders to head up the. company’s transformation across the region, building an agile and connected organisation that is adapting to “the new reality”. These initiatives have included embedding new ways of working, process transformation and targeted investments in future focused capabilities and technologies.

“This is a seminal moment for many companies. There has been a shift in corporate culture, not seen within many lifetimes. The HR function is at the forefront of driving that change, with our people at the centre, as we reimagine the future of work,“ Berry said. “I can’t think of a more exciting time to be leading our people agenda as we make those leaps.”

Before joining PepsiCo in 2020, Berry was global HR senior vice president of supply chain at Coty in Geneva. And previously, she spent more than 21 years with food company Danone in various global and local HR roles in its water and dairy businesses, including assignments in the Netherlands, France, and England. 

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