August Leadership Adds Global Human Resource Officer

December 13, 2021 – Executive search firm August Leadership has added veteran chief human resources officer (CHRO) Micheline Carter as advisory partner. “Micheline Carter is a global human resource officer with experience across organization and leadership development, succession planning, organization effectiveness and total rewards,” said the search firm. “She has served as a key partner to CEOs, leadership teams and board of directors within global Fortune 500 consumer-packaged goods, retail, quick-service restaurant, high-tech and manufacturing companies. She is a collaborative and visionary leader, recognized in the areas of succession planning, coaching and leadership development.”

Prior to joining August Leadership, Ms. Carter was senior vice president and CHRO for Lamb Weston, a global manufacturer and supplier of frozen potato and vegetable products. In this role she helped facilitate a successful spin-off from Con-Agra Foods, worked closely with the CEO, ELT peers, and the board of directors on CEO and leadership succession requirements, and the compensation committee on the compensation strategies aligned to shareholder interests. She was also accountable for all human resources functions, providing human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company.

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Ms. Carter has extensive experience crossing the full spectrum of human resources functions, in global, publicly traded companies, to include The Kraft Heinz Co. MEMC Electronic Materials, Texas Instruments, and Yum! Restaurants International.

August Leadership recently expanded its scope by adding a diversity, equity and inclusion search and leadership consulting practice to its portfolio. “Our diversity, equity and inclusion search and consulting practice provides clients with a holistic approach to this space in addition to our direct support to boards, CEOs and CHROs with the overall understanding of their business in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said the firm.

The new practice helps August Leadership’s clients navigate the future business landscape by working closely with C-suite leadership teams offering crafted consulting solutions. The program offers integrative onboarding for senior executives, organization design, training on inclusive leadership and fostering a collaborative culture. Leading these practices is Umran Beba, an accomplished C-suite executive, board director, diversity and inclusion advisor, mentor and sought-after speaker on topics like diversity, equity and inclusion, people and culture.

Related: August Leadership Expands Footprint in Asia, Europe

Named as one of the Top 10 Influential Women in Diversity in 2020, Ms. Beba brings a wealth of experience as a senior global business executive.  In her 25 years at PepsiCo, she grew to take on several global leadership roles to becoming the company’s Asia-Pacific president. Previously, as PepsiCo’s chief HR officer AMENA and global HR operations and systems, and later as chief diversity officer, she managed several transformation projects as well as executive recruitment, talent pipeline building, culture shaping, mentoring, coaching, diversity and inclusion agenda setting and execution and human capital management initiatives.

Recent Growth

August Leadership also added Nicole Kamaleson to its team. Ms. Kamaleson has extensive experience leading senior executive searches at the board, CEO, C-suite, vice president, and regional and country director levels internationally. She has advised on C-suite talent transitions, diversity, equity and inclusion board/governance, human capital, and organizational development. She has expertise in sustainability, ESG, social finance, philanthropy, impact investing, international NGOs, think tanks/research, human rights, and the environment. Her work has spanned the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

“By teaming up with two of the top diversity leaders globally, Umran Beba and Nicole Kamaleson, August Leadership is set on its DEI agenda to support clients with outstanding diverse talent as well as leadership consulting from board to C-suite level,” said Asad Haider, CEO and founder.

Related: August Leadership Adds Partner 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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