Steven Baert has been Head of Human Resources (CHRO) 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 several other senior HR roles, including Head of Human Resources for Emerging Growth Markets, and Global Head, Human Resources, Oncology. Mr. Baert also served as Head of Human Resources, United States and Canada, for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Prior to joining Novartis, he held HR positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Unilever.
Mr. Baert represents Novartis on the board of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium and a Master of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, also in Belgium. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussels.