Toluna appoints its first chief people officer

Consumer insights provider Toluna has announced the appointment of Mathilde Lelièvre (pictured) to the newly created role of chief people officer, in order to attract, develop, and retain top talent.

Lelièvre joined Toluna in 2005 as a vice president of operations and was responsible for managing its client services team. Most recently she held the role of chief operating officer.

In the role of chief people officer, she will be responsible for evolving the business’ strategy for its HR delivery model, accelerating digital transformation, and leading a people-centric approach for its more than 1,700 employees across the globe.

Lelièvre said: “I am thrilled to take on this new role of chief people officer. This shift from the traditional role of chief human resources officer to chief people officer is an intentional move that reinforces the fact that people are at the heart of everything we do at Toluna.

“In this new role, I am committed to making HR an agent of change that shapes the culture within our organisation. Toluna already has such an incredible team that strives to be the very best, but we also continuously look for areas where we can improve. Toluna aims to be at the forefront of global HR practices by providing unique employee experiences and a diverse, equal, and inclusive culture that promotes innovation.”

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Frédéric-Charles Petit, chief executive officer of Toluna, added: “Toluna’s continued transformation and innovative spirit has been made possible by our incredible people across the globe. Time and time again, Mathilde has proven herself to be an invaluable member of the senior leadership team, and I cannot think of a better person to take the reins as chief people officer.

“Mathilde will ensure we consistently attract, develop, and retain the brightest, most innovative minds in the world while shaping our diverse and inclusive culture.”