Google’s former people director to join PartnerRe as chief corporate & people operations officer


Dorothee Burkel, will begin her new assignment in October this year.

Dorothee Burkel, HR director, Southern-Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, recently called it quits at Google. She is all set to join PartnerRe as chief corporate and people operations officer. She will take over her new role in October.

In her new assignment, as member of PartnerRe’s executive management team, she will be responsible for human resources, communications, as well as legal and internal audit.

In her past roles, she has led international and decentralised teams in the digital economy for the past 30 years. She has also worked as VP HR & corporate communication for AOL France, and VP brand & corporate communications for AOL Europe.

Commenting on the new appointment, PartnerRe’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Emmanuel Clarke, said that “This new position will be key to creating a working environment where employees can thrive while delivering excellent results.

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

Burkel will be working at the Paris office and will report to Clarke.

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