Pleo recruits new chief people officer

Business expenses solution business Pleo, which offers simplified spend management and smart company credit cards, has boosted its executive team with the induction of Mette Hindborg Gade as its new chief people officer.

Gade is a former partner in McKinsey and Company with an educational background in engineering. She has experience in leading and problem solving, and specialises in driving people first organisational transformations and rapid growth employers within the financial sector.

She previously held the role of head of people for McKinsey’s Copenhagen base.

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Having been working with Pleo in an advising capacity to help build, introduce, and roll-out its new operating model, Gade has assisted in Pleo being able to enter 15 markets and hire more than 500 new team members globally by the end of 2022, as well as enhance individual career growth, inclusion and impact for its more than 500 current employees.

“Pleo is a truly special business, advocating not just for a new way of handling business spend but embodying a common, aspirational vision: to make everyone feel valued at work. I cannot wait to help unlock that potential in our own growing workforce, and make Pleo the most valued business to business employer brand in the world, just as I know it can be,” Gade said.