Non-Executive Director, Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Nationality: Belgian, Swiss citizen
Date of initial appointment: May 19, 2021
Mr. Baert has served as a Non-Executive Director since 2021.
As of April 1, 2023, Mr. Baert became the Chief People Officer and member of the Executive Committee of GE Vernova, the combined power and energy businesses of GE that are scheduled for a spin off and public listing in the first quarter of 2024.
Prior to this Mr. Baert was managing director of Propuli LLC., a human capital advisory firm that provided advice to private equity and venture capital clients. From 2006 until 2021, Mr. Baert worked for Novartis AG, holding several HR leadership roles within the company, and served as Chief People Officer and member of the Executive Committee from 2014 until 2021. Prior to joining Novartis, Mr. Baert held senior HR positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Unilever. He also serves on the Board of the WeSeeHope USA, a charity that focuses on empowering children isolated by poverty in Africa.
Mr. Baert holds a Master of Business Administration from the Vlerick Business School, Gent; a Master of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Bachelor of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussels.