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Steven Baert
Steven Baert
Chief People Officer, GE Vernova

Steven Baert is chief people officer of GE Vernova. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring our people, organization, and culture align with current and future-state business needs, including talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, labor and employee relations, HR operations, and DE&I. 

Steven joined GE Vernova in April 2023. Most recently, he worked as managing partner and advisor on human capital to Private Equity and Venture Capital clients. Steven previously served as chief people officer and member of the Executive Committee of Novartis from 2014 until June 2021. He held various 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.  

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.