Uzair Qadeer appointed chief people officer, BBC

Qadeer, who moves from Carbon Health, where he was chief people officer, will also oversee Children in Need, an independently run and governed charity of the BBC

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‘It is an absolute privilege to work alongside such exceptional and passionate global teams,” says Uzair Qadeer in his LinkedIn post, on his appointment as chief people officer (CPO), BBC.

Qadeer moves from Carbon Health, where he was CPO since September 2021.

An alumnus of Pennsylvania State University, Qadeer holds a master’s degree in business administration, manufacturing management.

He has worked as project manager, operations management co-op with Johnson & Johnson in 2004-2005, after which he did a short stint with Microsoft as programme manager intern in the early years of his career. From 2012 to 2014 he was associated with Rutgers University’s MBA programme as adjunct professor. He was also associate director at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a pharmaceutical firm for five years, from 2009 to 2014.

His next stop was Deloitte, where his last held position was that of organisational transformation and talent leader. He successfully completed over 11 years with Deloitte, before moving to Alexion Pharmaceuticals in 2019.

He joined Alexion as VP – HR, and by the time he moved on from there in 2021, he had become the senior vice president – chief diversity officer (executive committee member), based out of Boston, Massachussetts, US. Reporting directly into the CEO Qadeer was responsible for cultivating an environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DI&B).

The period September 2021 to December 2022 saw him essaying the role of chief people officer at Carbon Health, based out of California, US and Barcelona, Spain.

For two years, from Jan 2021 to Dec. 2022, he was also director, board of directors, Human Resource Leadership Forum (HRLF).

In his new assignment at BBC, Qadeer will be based out of London. He is looking forward to helping “curate a world-class employee experience that will drive our ambitious ‘value for all’ strategy, unleashing innovative breakthroughs for our audiences”.

Additionally, Qadeer will also oversee Children in Need, an independently run and governed charity of the BBC.

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