PartnerRe has appointed a former Google People Operations Director to Chief Corporate and People Operations Officer, effective from October 2, 2017.
In her new role as a member of PartnerRe’s executive management team, Dorothee Burkel will assume responsibility for Human Resources, Communications, Legal and Internal Audit.
Burkel has led international and decentralized teams in the digital economy for 30 years, and in addition to working with Google in a leading role, she has acted as VP HR & Corporate Communication for AOL France and VP Brand & Corporate Communication for AOL Europe.
Commenting on Burkel’s appointment, PartnerRe’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Emmanuel Clarke, said; “This new position will be key to creating a working environment where employees can thrive while delivering excellent results.
“Dorothée will provide a strong executive voice for these important functions, as well as a refreshing perspective from a different industry. Her experience developing and managing top talent in agile, dynamic environments makes her an excellent fit for this role.”
Burkel is set to be based out of the firm’s Paris office, and will report to PartnerRe CEO Clarke.