Liberty Mutual Insurance Welcomes First Ever Chief People Officer

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Written by Smriti Rajan

In this role, Jen Ughetta will have responsibility for all talent-focused teams across the enterprise, including talent acquisition, total rewards, and employee relations.

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of Jen Ughetta (pictured) as the group’s first ever Chief People Officer, effective July 2022.

Ughetta’s appointment comes in tandem with Melanie Foley’s appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer.

Foley has been serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Talent and Enterprise Services Officer. Her existing role sees her leading the company’s talent, procurement, brand and communications, diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability, real estate, and workplace services functions. In the expanded role, Foley will maintain her current responsibilities in addition to overseeing the company’s corporate administration departments, and community and philanthropic investments.

Ughetta, who will continue to report to Foley, has been at the company since 2018. In her new role as CPO, she will have responsibility for all talent-focused teams across the enterprise, including talent acquisition, total rewards, employee relations, leadership learning and talent, and the business-embedded talent advisor communities, among other areas of focus.

Previously, Ughetta was Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer at Liberty’s business, Global Retail Markets. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, she spent 20 years at Munich Reinsurance in various human resources roles, including Chief Human Resources Officer for the company’s U.S. operations.

“Jen is a proven leader dedicated to upholding our identity and values and empowering employees to bring their full selves to the workplace,” said Foley. “I’m confident she will continue making an important impact on our company in her new position as we further establish Liberty Mutual as an employer of choice in the marketplace.”

Meanwhile, Liberty Mutual Insurance Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Long commented on Foley’s promotion: “Melanie’s strong, accomplished leadership continues to be integral in creating a workplace culture where all our global employees can be themselves, grow and learn.”