Fireside Chat: The Evolving Role of a CHRO

  • Discussing how CHROs are strategic business partners and are expected to contribute to the overall strategy and direction of the organization
  • Ensuring the company has enough of the right type of talent to enable the business strategy and the necessary pipeline to fill key positions
  • Responding to the evolving digital transformation by leveraging technology to streamline processes and enhance the employee experience — while ensuring that employees have the right skills to navigate the transformation

Christopher Shryock
SVP, Chief People Officer, Sam’s Club
Walmart | Sam’s Club

Christopher Shryock serves as Sam’s Club’s Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. In this role, he oversees all aspects of human resources for Sam’s Club and is responsible for attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining talent as well as building a diverse and inclusive organization.

Prior to Sam’s Club, Christopher spent nearly 14 years at PepsiCo in a variety of global HR leadership roles in Plano, Texas; Geneva, Switzerland; Moscow, Russia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and New York. Most recently, he was senior vice president of human resources for the PepsiCo Foods North America sector’s Commercial organization where he led the HR agenda across the sales, marketing, and strategy and transformation organizations.

Christopher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University (OH) and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University.

Stephane Charbonnier
Former Chief Human Resources Officer
L’Oreal USA

Charbonnier has over 30 years of experience helping organizations function at their best to achieve business growth. He is passionate about attracting and mentoring talent and is a thought leader on HR trends including employee engagement, labor relations, talent development, and the future of work. He has worked in HR leadership positions at global organizations including L’Oréal, Towers Watson, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, American Express and McDonalds in Europe and in the United States. In his most recent role as CHRO, Charbonnier pioneered a data-driven talent strategy which resulted in a strong talent pipeline. He was an advocate for developing a holistic approach to employee wellbeing inclusive of mental, physical and financial wellness offerings. Charbonnier also championed DE&I efforts leading to a more diverse workforce and a more inclusive workplace. Charbonnier is a solution-oriented leader with proven success building and leading multi-disciplinary HR teams within dynamic organizations. Charbonnier holds a degree in Human Resources from the Institute of Social Management in Paris. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York chapter for the Arthritis Foundation and the Advisory Board of AceUp, a platform making executive coaching accessible at all levels. He is a regular speaker on people related topics across the globe, frequently presenting at industry conferences and contributing to HR trade publications.