Tyson Foods Inc. has named a new chief human resources officer.
The Springdale-based company announced that Johanna Söderström has been appointed to serve as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Effective July 6, Söderström will begin her role, where she will report directly to CEO Noel White.
Söderström will oversee Tyson’s “global people strategy,” according to a company news release, and will head up its “growth, innovation and transformation agenda. She will also be responsible for building company culture and talent.
She will be succeeding Mary Oleksiuk.
Previously, Söderström was the senior vice president and chief human resources officer at The Dow Chemical Company. During her tenure, she managed the company’s transformation during the DowDuPont merger. She has also held roles at Huhtamaki and Ericsson.
“Johanna has built her career on helping companies drive growth by fostering strong cultures where employees feel heard, valued and inspired,” White said in a statement. “Our team members are the backbone of our company and Johanna’s vision and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to provide them with a positive employee experience in a safe, supportive environment.”
Söderström holds a master’s degree in economics from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki Finland and has a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional credential.