Brazil | Head of HR, Gerdau
Caroline Carpenedo is the Head of HR and Sustainability at Gerdau, a Brazilan Multinational Enterprise, based in São Paulo, Brazil. With more than 18 years of experience, Caroline has worked globally leading HR operations including time living in Italy, the USA, Canada, and has worked cross-culturally with businesses in China, India, Spain and more. A multi-faceted HR professional, Caroline is responsible for leading and implementing processes such as talent acquisition, corporate education, leadership development, career and succession, competencies and 360 assessments, international transfers, performance management, internal communication, organizational environment, change management, business culture and HR analytics, among others.
She has led many global strategy projects such as the Gerdau 2022 roadmap related to cultural transformation, leadership development global project, global SAP implementation, revison and structure of HR area in center of expertise and purpose project. Additionally, Caroline is a Board Member for the People Panel in the Joint Venture of Gerdau and Metaldom. She is a member of the ABRH Commite which established CONARH – the largest HR association in Latin America. She is also a mentor at the PROA Institute. Caroline is a PhD student in Strategic Design at Unisinos. She received her International Executive MBA at the Fundação Instituto de Administração – São Paulo. She also has a Master in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Geraisand.