Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and member of the Executive Committee – AKZO NOBEL


Armand Sohet joined AkzoNobel in July 2023 as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and member of the Executive Committee.

Armand has extensive experience heading the HR function of publicly traded companies. He has led transformations in industrial businesses with complex manufacturing operations, but also as the HR partner of multi-channel commercial organizations.

Armand started his career with Stellantis in automotive production sites. He then moved to the pharmaceutical industry with Novartis as Sales Force HR partner. He was later appointed Head of Human Resources for Western Europe and then for the Ophthalmology division. After Novartis, Armand became Head of Human Resources for the Thales Group’s Defense & Security Division, followed by six years as the CHRO of General Electric’s electrical infrastructure business. For the past seven years, Armand was CHRO and Chief Sustainability Officer for Sulzer, based in Winterthur, Switzerland. Armand holds degrees in Mathematics and Sociology from Besançon University and in Political Science from Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris.


November 15, 2023 04:05 PM

CHRO PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Work: CHRO Insights on Shaping Workforce Strategies

Step into the future of work and join us in exploring the exciting challenges and opportunities that CHROs face. We'll dive deep into how they can leverage their influence and power to shape innovative workforce strategies that adapt to remote and flexible work arrangements, embrace emerging technologies, and cater to the evolving expectations of employees. You'll walk away with actionable insights, practical tips, and real-world best practices that will empower CHROs to cultivate a thriving organizational culture, optimize talent management, and drive innovation in this rapidly changing work landscape.

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