RE Capital hires first head of HR

Investment, development and asset management business RE Capital has appointed Cristina Dumet (pictured) as its first head of HR.

According to the firm, having a head of HR will enable it to continue its rapid expansion while placing employee wellbeing at the front of its considerations.

Dumet will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and will lead the business’s human resources activities across all jurisdictions, including the UK. Forming part of RE Capital’s executive committee, she will advise on employee relations and drive its HR strategy and initiatives at a group level. Her Professional Certified Coach status and experience as a facilitator will help formalise its focus on employee wellbeing and development.

She joins from Olam Agri, where she was responsible for human resources across seven offices in Switzerland, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands as European HR director. Prior to this, she served as HR manager at B-Flexion, where she provided strategic leadership and led overall workforce planning across six different legal entities with teams in Switzerland, the UK and the US.

Dumet said: “RE Capital places collaboration and cooperation at the heart of its operations across Europe, from its employees to its relationships and ways of working with co-investors. With employee wellbeing at the heart of the business’s purpose, I’m looking forward to supporting my colleagues’ professional development as well as RE Capital’s continued growth.”

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Newman Leech, chief executive officer of RE Capital, added: “From inception to execution, we constantly analyse everything we do so that we continue to make the most positive impact possible on our communities, including co-investors, residents of our homes, users of our commercial spaces and their neighbours, as well as ensure that we ourselves are constantly improving as a business.

“Cristina’s appointment embeds that practice more clearly than ever for our employees and represents a natural next step as we expand, take on more exciting new projects across Europe, and remain a top employer for some of the continent’s most talented real estate professionals.”