Advisory Board Member Profile
Henrietta Maria de Beer
Chief, Human Resources Policy Division
Areas of Expertise
Building High-Performing Virtual Teams, Managing Diversity in Virtual Teams
Henrietta Maria De Beer has an academic background in social work and public administration. Her work experience spans over 30 years in Human Resources Management (HRM) within the public sector and the United Nations (UN), including over 25 years of leadership roles in diverse, multi-cultural and politically sensitive environments. Henrietta’s experience is fully representative of corporate strategic results planning, implementation/execution of Human Resources (HR) strategies and reforms that support implementation of the UN’s agenda on the sustainable development goals.
Her attributes and achievements include:
Efficient development of key HR policy reform initiatives backed by expert knowledge of the HR regulations, rules and policies. Timely delivery of sound and effective political and risk-based HR policy advice and provision of solutions based operational support, including rapid HR responses to situations in which personnel in multiple geographic settings are affected by conflict, natural disasters, health pandemics or economic crisis.
Successful management of special projects including lead roles in politically complex HR reform initiatives in close partnership with a diverse team of technical and/or practice experts, policy owners and strategic partners.
Excellent communicator with solid understanding of business challenges, trends and strategies; excellent partnership building and client relationship skills;
Promoter of learning and development; career management and resilience;
Experienced in team building; practices a humble and empathetic leadership style with a positive, futuristic and #thefuturebeginsnow attitude.