LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced the appointment of Darleen Caron as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.
“Darleen’s track record of leading global HR functions, combined with her ability to design and implement strategic programs enabling business objectives make her a terrific fit for this role,” said Bob Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell. “As we look to the future, I firmly believe a world-class HR function is key to strengthening our already outstanding team around the globe.”
Most recently, Ms. Caron was executive vice president of global human resources for SNC-Lavalin, Inc. Previously, she led HR functions for the Dow Chemical Company and ABB, and both HR and environment, safety and health for Alcan.
Ms. Caron holds a BBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She will join the company Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.
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