Steven joined GE Vernova in April 2023 as the Chief People Officer and member of the Executive Team. He previously served as Chief People Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Novartis from 2014 until June 2021. Steven held a number of leadership roles within the company, including Head of Human Resources for Emerging Growth Markets, Head of Human Resources, United States and Canada, and Global Head, Human Resources, Novartis Oncology. Prior to joining Novartis, Steven held senior HR positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Unilever. Most recently, Steven worked as managing partner and advisor on human capital to Private Equity and Venture Capital clients.
Steven also serves as a Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance Committee on the Board of Pharming Group Nv (Nasdaq: PHAR) and as a Non-Executive Director, Servier SAS Supervisory Board, a privately held French pharmaceuticals company.
Steven holds a Master of Business Administration from the Vlerick Business School, Gent; a Master of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Bachelor of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussels.