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Global CHRO Council

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The Global CHRO Council brings together selected Global HR Leaders from world’s leading companies across the globe, with multibillion revenue and presence in at least two continents. The Council is self-governed and provides a confidential and vendor-free environment where members are exposed to best practices beyond their sectors, draw on the group’s collective knowledge and collaboratively explore solutions with the aim to improve their own as well as their organisation’s performance. Members meet in person twice per year in different continents, and stay connected in-between meetings via virtual sessions.

The Global business environment has always been complex from a geo-political, social and financial perspective. The current shift towards digitisation, automation and AI brings demand for new ways of working, leadership development and building skills for the future. It has created expectations and put pressure on Global HR Leaders who have to deal with the complexity and strategic requirements for business success.

It is imperative for Global HR leaders to exchange and learn from each other while getting exposure to other industries, organisations and a peer group that they wouldn't ordinarily come across in their every day work.

  • Ayala Corporation
  • Bayer Corporation
  • DFS Group Ltd (HK)
  • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA
  • Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
  • JT International S.A.
  • KPMG International
  • L'Oreal
  • LafargeHolcim Group Services Ltd
  • Malaysia Airlines Berhad
  • Sempra LNG
  • Tech Data Corporation
  • Tetra Pak International SA
  • UCB SA

Enduring relationships with trusted peers is the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the council value. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective topic selection and problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
  • Informal, real-time benchmarking of current approaches by member companies to the most challenging issues faced by product development
  • Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
  • Performance accelerating ideas for a key growth engine for your company
  • Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • the Future of Work
  • Business Tranformation
  • Developing Leaders for the Future
  • Global Economic Outlook
  • China and the Latest Outlook for Global Businesses
  • Building Skills and Capability for the Future Organisation
  • Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

What our members say

From my point of view, the peer conversations- sharing my experiences and those of my colleagues and comparing notes- is hugely valuable. I can also use this network in daily life, outside of meetings, to call a colleague who may have mentioned a project I need input on. This trust comes partly from the very open climate in the meetings. On one hand it is open, but on the other it is confidential, which allows that openness. It gives us the ability to present a very realistic picture about what is going on in our own company. This is not glossed over by marketing, but rather a very grounded and honest picture.

Michael Brecht, Vice President HR, EMEA, Avery Dennison

I would say the top benefit for joining a council is the intensive and valuable exchange on Human Capital Analytics with peers from other companies. In contrast to ‘normal conferences’, at council meetings we have honest discussions based on trust that was built over time. People are really open to share, no one is trying to market or sell you something.

Dr. Ruth Kuchem, VP HR Analytics & Reporting, Deutsche Post

Global HR Leaders from world’s leading companies across the globe, with multibillion revenue and presence in at least two continents. Membership is by invitation only.

Anne Stevens

Anne Stevens

Council Director, Global Business Women Leaders; HR Executives Councils & Global CHROs
The Conference Board
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Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital
The Conference Board
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Sara Murray

Sara Murray

Executive Director, Centers
The Conference Board
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