Steven Baert has been Chief People & Organization Officer of Novartis since 2014. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Mr. Baert joined Novartis in 2006 as Head of Human Resources Global Functions in Switzerland. He has held other leadership roles at Novartis, including Head of Human Resources for Emerging Growth Markets; Head of Human Resources, United States and Canada, for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Global Head of Human Resources for Novartis Oncology. Prior to joining Novartis, he held HR positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Unilever.
Mr. Baert studied in Belgium and received a Master of Business Administration from Vlerick Business School in Ghent, a Master of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and a Bachelor of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussels. He serves on the board of WeSeeHope USA, and from 2015 to 2018, he represented Novartis on the board of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings Ltd.