Multinational chemicals giant DuPont announced on March 2 that it has appointed Christopher Raia Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective March 1. He had stepped in as interim CHRO in January, after former CHRO Darrell Ford left to join UPS.
Raia joined DuPont in 2019 as head of the Organization Effectiveness, Talent, and HR Operations functions, reporting to the CHRO. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Talent and Organization Development, at consumer products company Newell Brands, and SVP, SVP Talent Management and Organization Effectiveness at Citizens Financial Group. He had previously managed his own HR consultancy firm specializing in organization design, change management, and leadership development for 14 years.
“I’m excited to help build the talent, leadership, and culture needed for our next phase of growth as a premier multi-industrial company,” Raia said of his appointment. “DuPont is a great destination for talented professionals who thrive in an environment of teamwork, accountability and operational excellence, and I look forward to supporting our teams as they deliver on our company’s purpose.”
Ed Breen, DuPont Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Chris has been instrumental in helping us build an engaged, inclusive, and high-performing culture at DuPont,” said Breen. “His deep expertise and proven track record in applying innovative HR solutions will be critical to advance our innovation, portfolio and DE&I strategies.”