Chief Human Resources Officer
Myriam Beatove was named chief human resources officer of Cargill in June 2020. As CHRO, Myriam is passionate about providing an inclusive and purpose-driven environment for Cargill’s 160,000 employees, ultimately helping them to learn more, achieve more and accelerate Cargill’s growth. That’s HR’s vision and part of her personal credo.
With extensive experience in finance and strategy roles, Myriam discovered her passion for HR during work on a worldwide merger and integration project. She saw that HR was at the center of putting that new company together, realizing that you can have the best vision, but without great people, you won’t achieve it.
Since joining Cargill in 2009, Myriam has held a variety of leadership roles, most recently serving as vice president of Total Rewards. Known for her ability to combine a compelling vision and courage with high-performing teams, she has successfully led transformations of the human resources function and the company’s human capital strategy. She also served on the team that led the start-up of Cargill’s global shared services network, including the design of the HR process, data and technology strategy. As CHRO, Myriam is also part of various governance bodies, including the HR Committee of the Cargill Board of Directors, Cargill’s People Team and Cargill’s Pension Investment Committee.
Myriam began her career working in finance at Accenture. She later joined ABInbev, where she held positions in internal audit and control, and served as financial director. Following the merger of Interbrew and AmBev, she moved into corporate strategy, and later led human resources for the company’s headquarters, as well as total rewards and organization effectiveness for the entire company.
Myriam holds a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from HEC Management School, University of Liege, Belgium. A life-long learner, she has also earned executive certificates in leadership, strategy and HR, from a range of institutions including Insead, Wharton and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Myriam and her husband relocated to Minnesota from Belgium in September 2019. They have two children, who are both currently in college.