Criteo hires new chief people officer

Global technology business Criteo has appointed Manuela Montagnana as its new chief people officer.

In the role, Montagnana will lead the organisation’s people team, will drive the strategy and execution of attracting, engaging, developing and retaining top talent and play a key role in defining the future of work for its global workforce of more than 2,500 employees. In addition, she will be ensuring equitable, transparent and inclusive processes and practices to support an “engaged and high-performing” team.

As of 30 August, she replaced Denis Collin, who held the role for three years and will assist in the transition.

According to the business, Montagnana brings more than 20 years of experience as a people executive, leading global teams in the manufacturing, service and technology industries.

She most recently held the role of vice president and head of human resources for product and engineering at Compass, where she also led projects including the opening of a new development centre in India and completing the talent integration following the acquisition of two technology startups.

Megan Clarken, CEO at Criteo, commented that she is “thrilled” to have her join to help provide a flexible, hybrid workplace that cultivates a culture of “inclusivity, innovation and collaboration”.

“She will be a crucial part of our leadership team as we continue to invest in our most valuable asset, our people, in order to power the world’s marketers and media owners with trusted and impactful advertising,” she said.

Montagnana added that what attracted her to Criteo was its “people-centric culture, strong company values, global footprint and powerful mission”.

“It’s an exciting time to join the company in a year of growth momentum, and I look forward to optimising the people program to create an engaged and productive employee experience that attracts top talent and nurtures development in today’s hybrid work environment,” she said.