Gale Jean-Baptiste is a strategic, commercially driven, senior Human Resource (HR) leader. During her 20 year career in HR, she has held several leadership positions within global organisations such as Yahoo! and British Petroleum, as well as several small to medium size businesses. She has a reputation for developing and managing high performing HR teams across Europe, the Middle East and the Americas and has spearheaded major HR initiatives driving significant change within multi-faceted corporations.
Gale’s last assignment was Head of HR for Yahoo! Middle East where she spent 4 years integrating recently purchased Maktoob.com into Yahoo’s global business. With HR responsibility for Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Dubai she worked as part of the Yahoo! Middle East Leadership team to grow and exceed business results. Prior to this, she headed Talent Acquisition and its related HR Programmes, including Reward & Compensation, Talent Development and HR Business Partners across Europe. She managed a team of just over 30 employees across 9 counties.
Passionate about HR, Gale believes the success of any Organisation is dependent on the ability, skill and passion of its leaders. With that in mind, she focuses on executive coaching and leadership development to transition Leadership Teams from delivering good results to delivering exceptional results.
Gale obtained a fellowship to the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development in 2005 and holds a Post Grad in Human Resources.