Abbe Luersman
Guest keynote

Abbe Luersman

Chief Human Resources Officer
Abbe Luersman is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) for Royal Ahold Delhaize based out of Zaandam, The Netherlands, since July 2016. Ahold Delhaize is an international retailing group with strong local consumer brands in Europe and the United States with €66bn in revenue, 380,000 associates and serving 54 million customers in-store and 20 million online weekly.

Abbe is a member of the Ahold Delhaize Executive Committee responsible for the global Human Resources function. Primary area of focus: development and delivery of the people strategy - inclusive of: Talent & Diversity, Leadership, Learning & Development, Organizational Effectiveness & Development, and Total Rewards.

Prior to Ahold Delhaize, Abbe was the CHRO for Ahold for 4 years, and prior to this, spent 6.5 years with Unilever where she held two distinct roles, SVP Unilever Europe + SVP HR Transformation & Strategy. Prior to Unilever, Abbe spent 16.5 years at Whirlpool Corporation where she held various roles with increasing leadership accountability. Abbe started her career at Whirlpool as a blue-collar associate on the factory floor and ended her time at Whirlpool as their VP HR Total Rewards & HR Solutions.

Abbe sits on the Board of Directors for AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, is Co-Chair and on the Board of Directors for Gartner’s CHRO Global Leadership Board, and is Vice-Chair and on the Board of Directors for NEW, Network of Executive Women.

Abbe has a Bachelor & Masters of Art in Human & Organizational Development, both from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Abbe is married to her husband, Paul, and they have a 16-year-old daughter named Emma.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
How HR Can Impact the Business in the New Work Environment

Join this session to hear real-life examples of how an HR leader from the CHRO Global Leadership Board partners with other business leaders to build the workforce of the future and develop the talent needed to thrive in this new environment.

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