In a strategic move that has sent ripples through the HR technology sector, Katarina Berg, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Spotify, stepped onto the board of Personio, Europe's most valued HR digital startup. The announcement was made on October 6, 2021, and it marks a significant milestone in the career of a seasoned HR executive with over 25 years of experience.
Berg, now at the forefront of Personio's transformation, boasts an illustrious career history. She joined Spotify in 2013, when the music streaming platform was a burgeoning startup with merely 1,000 employees. Over the years, she played a pivotal role in shaping the company's people and strategy, guiding it through a meteoric rise to become a global category leader with around 7,000 employees. Her ability to navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving global organization made her an ideal fit for Personio's future ambitions.
Prior to her tenure at Spotify, she held high-profile HR positions at renowned firms, including Preem, Swedbank, Kanal 5 (SBS Broadcasting), and Hi3G Access. This wealth of experience has equipped her with a deep understanding of the intricacies of HR in multinational corporations.
Berg's appointment to Personio's board comes as no surprise given her reputation as one of the most forward-thinking HR professionals globally. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, having overseen HR, Global Workplace Services, and Strategy Operations at Spotify.
Hanno Renner, Personio's CEO and co-founder, expressed his excitement about having her join the board, highlighting her ability to meet the ever-evolving demands of employees in a fast-growing, global company. He believes her expertise will be invaluable in driving Personio's growth, enhancing HR software development, and contributing to board discussions.
Berg is set to lead the Talent & Rewards Committee at Personio, advise on product strategy, and support the company's ambitious expansion plans. Her arrival comes at a crucial juncture as Personio, headquartered in Munich, Madrid, London, and Dublin, strives to simplify and streamline HR processes for small and medium-sized businesses across 80 countries.
She will also be a featured speaker at Personio's hybrid HR Happening H.U.G. event on October 12 and 13, where the company will unveil its vision for the future of HR software. She will share insights from her experience at Spotify, shedding light on dynamic workplace strategies.
As she embarks on this new journey with Personio, it's clear that her influence will continue to shape the landscape of HR in the digital age.