PartnerRe appoints people operations officer

  • Company news: PartnerRe is creating a new position of chief corporate and people operations officer. It has appointed Dorothée Burkel to the role. She will be based in the company’s Paris office

A Google operations director has been appointed by PartnerRe Ltd to the new position of chief corporate and people operations officer.

Dorothée Burkel will be a member of PartnerRe’s executive management team, and have executive responsibility for human resources, communications, legal and internal audit.

Ms Burkel has 30 years of professional experience leading international and decentralised teams in the digital economy.

She worked at Google, where she held the position of people operations director for EMEA, since 2008.

Prior to joining Google, Ms Burkel was vice-president human resources and corporate communication for AOL France and vice-president brand and corporate communication for AOL Europe.

Emmanuel Clarke, CEO of Bermudian-based PartnerRe, said: “This new position will be key to creating a working environment where employees can thrive while delivering excellent results.

“Dorothée will provide a strong executive voice for these important functions, as well as a refreshing perspective from a different industry. Her experience developing and managing top talent in agile, dynamic environments makes her an excellent fit for this role.”

Ms Burkel’s appointment becomes effective on October 2 and she will be based in PartnerRe’s Paris office.