NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 9, 2017 /CNW/ -- Bureau Veritas (Euronext Paris: BVI), a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, today announced the appointment of Natalia Shuman as Executive Vice President, North America for the Group's Commodities and Industry & Facilities division, effective April 10, 2017.
Ms. Shuman will lead a team of approximately 5,000 people in 130 locations across the United States and Canada. She will be responsible for expanding the Group's presence in North America, one of its core regions, and achieving other of its 2020 strategic goals. Ms. Shuman, who will be the first woman to join the Executive Committee of Bureau Veritas, will be located at the Group's Fort Lauderdale, Florida office.
Ms. Shuman brings to Bureau Veritas extensive management, sales and operational experience gained in key roles at an international level. She joins the Group from Kelly Services, the workforce solutions provider, where she was senior vice president and general manager for the company's EMEA and APAC regions.
"As the leader of our Commodities and Industry & Facilities division in North America, Natalia Shuman will hold a key position within our Group. Her experience in human resources, management and corporate development, at an international level, will help drive the transformation of the Group and accelerate the implementation of our 2020 strategic plan in North America," said Didier Michaud-Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of Bureau Veritas.
"I am very pleased to be joining Bureau Veritas. To me, this means embracing new challenges in a global company that represents trust, excellence and innovation, and that has great ambitions to make the world a safer place. I am excited about the growth opportunity that North America represents," stated Natalia Shuman.
Ms. Shuman is succeeding Pedro Paulo Guimaraes, who is leaving the company to pursue new professional opportunities.
Additional Biographical Information
Natalia Shuman is a global executive with more than 20 years of management and operational experience in the HR services, outsourcing and staffing industries. Before joining Bureau Veritas, Ms. Shuman was in charge of Kelly Services' APAC and EMEA regions. She also served as a board member of Kelly's joint venture, and she was based in Singapore and Switzerland.
Ms. Shuman's career with Kelly spanned three regions of the globe and a variety of leadership positions. She first joined Kelly to establish Kelly Services' operations in Russia. In 2000, she moved to New York to manage the Company's operations, key accounts and strategic growth initiatives in the United States. She was responsible for managing Kelly's largest and most complex customer programs across the U.S., Europe and Asia, and led strategic cross-divisional projects focused on delivering value creation for clients.
In 2011, she relocated to Singapore to focus on Kelly's customers and partners in the APAC region. She was then appointed chief operating officer to Kelly's joint venture operations in China and North Asia and was based in Shanghai. For the last four years, she served as a general manager of EMEA and APAC regions.
Ms. Shuman completed a dual Global Executive MBA program at Columbia University and the London Business School, and graduated with distinction from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. She has been named to U.S. Diversity Magazine's 2015 "Women Worth Watching" list, Staffing Industry Analysts' 2016 "Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing" list and nominated as a finalist for the CNBC 2016 Asia Business Leaders Awards. She sits on the board of the World Employment Confederation.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, with global revenues of €4.55 billion. Created in 1828, the Group has 69,000 employees located in 1,400 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.
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