Vector8 Announces Catherine F. Simon as new Chief People Officer

Christoph Thommen

Chief Operations Officer • Vector8

June 11, 2024

Vector8 is thrilled to welcome Paris based Catherine F. Simon as the new Group Chief People Officer (CPO). Catherine brings a wealth of global experience and a proven track record in driving growth and fostering inclusive work environments.

Catherine's journey began in New York and has taken her across the Atlantic, where she has lived in Europe for nearly half her life. Her diverse background spans fashion merchandising, television production, and IT project management. In 2013, Catherine showcased her exceptional leadership by establishing the Serbian branch of Namics, a renowned Swiss digital agency and a Merkle company. Under her guidance, the team expanded to 50 software engineers within two years, cultivating an exemplary culture of inclusion and diversity, achieving a perfect gender balance.

From 2020 to 2023, Catherine served as Chief People Officer at Scaleway, where she strategically recruited over 400 employees while maintaining excellent Glassdoor ratings and high internal engagement scores. Her expertise in aligning HR strategies with business objectives consistently strengthened board and executive team collaborations, driving organizational success and performance.

Catherine's passion for organizational development is matched by her love for live music and dedication to her family. Vector8 looks forward to her contributions to the company's culture and future achievements

Catherine is the perfect and timely addition to our growing leadership team. Catherine will be instrumental in developing a truly people-first and inclusive culture. Her extensive expertise in talent management will be crucial as we work to scale our organization, attract top-tier talent, and implement robust development programs that nurture and retain our employees. Catherine's leadership will ensure that we continue to build a workplace where innovation and collaboration thrive. Welcome aboard, dear Catherine

Marc Maret, Group CEO Vector8

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