DHR Places Director of the Department of Human Resources for the Organization of American States

July, 2018

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Washington D.C. (July 10, 2018)- Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Cristina Hernandez Betancourt as the Director (CHRO) of the Department of Human Resources for the Organization of American States (OAS). This search was completed by Vice Chairman Pete Metzger of Washington D.C. and Partner Gerardo Gonzalez of Mexico City.

Prior to joining OAS, Betancourt served as the Global Head of Human Resources at AXA Global Direct in Paris, France. Betancourt is also the founder of Max U, a mentoring online platform. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration (BAA) from Universidad Panamericana.

Betancourt began her career as a Compensation and Benefits Manager at Sears, Roebuck and Co. then became the Organizational Development and Compensation Manager at Kraft-Nabisco. She spent five years as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at AXA Seguros Mexico. Betancourt also served as the Human Resources Managing Director for Presidencia de la República Mexico responsible for leading HR for the Office of the President of Mexico. She was Vice President of Human Resources Latin American for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc as well as Staffing Manager and HR Business Partner at Merck.

The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of provisions and institutions that came to be known as the inter-American system, the oldest international institutional system. The organization was established in order to achieve among its member states—as stipulated in Article 1 of the Charter—”an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence.” Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the European Union (EU). Additional information can be found at www.oas.org/en/.

Since 1989, DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe.  DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit http://www.dhrinternational.com

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