The Board of Directors of Sulzer has appointed Armand Sohet as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee. Frenchman Armand Sohet, 50 years old, joins Sulzer from General Electric.
Armand Sohet was Human Resources Senior Executive Leader of GE Grid Solutions, a 21 000 employee, $6 billion turnover division of General Electric specialized in Transmission & Distribution equipment and systems for the electrical grid. He joined GE Grid Solution’s predecessor business, Alstom Grid, as Head of Human Resources in 2011.
From 2010 to 2011, he served as Group Vice President of Constellium. From 2007 to 2010, he led Human Resources for Thales Defence & Security C4I Systems, a 14 000 employee, €3 billion division of Thales. He previously held various positions at Novartis in Switzerland and in France, including Head of Human Resources of the Ophtha business unit, Basel, Switzerland (2006 – 2007), Head of Human Resources of Western and Central Europe, Basel (2004 – 2006), Head of Human Resources of Novartis France (2000 – 2004), and Human Resources Manager of Field Forces and Marketing at Novartis Pharma France (1998 – 2000). Armand Sohet started his career at Peugeot PSA, where he served in various managerial positions in the field of Human Resources (1989 – 1998).
Armand Sohet holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Sociology from Besançon University and is also a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris.
Greg Poux-Guillaume, Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer, said of the appointment: “The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee are very pleased that Armand is joining Sulzer. His extensive Human Resources expertise and proven track record in leading transformations will be invaluable to our company. By appointing him as a member of the Executive Committee, Sulzer underscores the importance of Human Resources for the company.”
In the picture: Armand Sohet.