Kyndryl, the new, independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services business, has been on an appointment spree. In one of the recent developments, Kyndryl named Maryjo Charbonnier as its next Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The latest appointment marks Kyndryl CEO Martin Schroeter’s ninth executive appointment since March 2021.
Charbonnier joins Kyndryl from Wolters Kluwer, where she has served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the global provider of professional information, software solutions and services for professionals since the start of 2015; she was responsible for the design and implementation of all human resources strategies, policies and processes. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Charbonnier has also worked as Chief Human Resources Officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global Fintech company, for seven years. Earlier, she has played a variety of leadership roles at PepsiCo, including Vice President for Talent Sustainability for PepsiCo Foods Americas, a unit with $30 Bn in revenues and more than 120,000 employees.
"Kyndryl is fortunate to work with an experienced CHRO who has held senior roles in several major companies," said Martin Schroeter, CEO, Kyndryl.
"Maryjo Charbonnier is a leader who agrees it is critical to invest in the talent and ongoing skills needed for a global workforce, and her passion and insights will help our teams advance the vital systems that power human progress for our customers."
As Charbonnier takes on the new role to oversee the company’s human resources strategy, her key focus would be on culture and continued growth. The human capital strategy that Charbonnier helps create will be key to take Kyndry closer towards independence and industry leadership.