London, 8 November 2021– Twenty-four women executives have been recognised by the WeQual Awards for their outstanding contribution to business from some of the biggest companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. WeQual’s mission is to tackle the slow progress in appointing women to executive positions.
Since its creation, more than 35% of the winners of previous WeQual Awards in the UK, EMEA, APAC and The Americas have already been promoted to the executive committees of major global companies.
The 24 finalists, all one level below Group ExCo or Group C-Suite leader, automatically become members of the WeQual Club. They join the 144 senior female executives already enrolled. The winners in each category will be announced in January 2022.
The 24 WeQual Finalists for EMEA 2021:
-Cecile Bartenieff, COO of Global Banking & Investors Solutions and Global Head of Technology & Operations, Societe Generale.
-Patricia Beau, Chief Technology Officer Lead / Partner For Consumer Healthcare, Sanofi.
-Miruna Senciuc, CEO, Romanian Branch, BNP Paribas Personal Finance.
-Mia Claselius, Vice President, Head of Communications, ABB Electrification, ABB Ltd.
-Noémie Ellezam, Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Société Générale.
-Anjana Srinivasan, Chief Operating Officer – HSBC Global Marketing, HSBC Holdings plc.
-Naina Bhattacharya, Chief Information Security Officer, Danone.
-Christiane Lindenschmidt, Chief Digital and Data Officer, Markets and Securities Services, HSBC Holdings Plc.
-Chafika Chettaoui, Group Chief Data Officer, Suez.
-Anne O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Ireland, Vodafone Group Plc.
-Filipa Martins, Managing Director | CEO, Portugal, Edenred.
-Mieke De Schepper, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Amadeus IT Group.
-Anna Dimitrova, Chief Financial Officer and Strategy Director of Vodafone Germany
-Daria Dodonova, Chief Financial Officer, Magyar Telekom, Deutsche Telekom.
-Camila Japur, CFO Emerging Businesses, Ericsson.
Business Development Category
-Arancha Cordero, Chief Growth Officer Waters, Danone.
-Susan Uthayakumar, President, Sustainability Business Division, Schneider Electric.
-Bettina Möckel, Vice President Corporate Business Development, QIAGEN
Procurement & Supply Chain Category
-Sigrid Brendel, Head of Global Procurement, CPO, Campari Group.
-Jessica Nordlinder, Chief Procurement Officer, Essity.
-Francesca Gamboni, Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Groupe Stellantis, Stellantis.
People & Culture Category
-Audra Jenkins, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Randstad North America
-Cecilia Hallengren, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Volvo Group.
-Tina Mylon, SVP, Talent and Diversity, Schneider Electric.