Joy Xu

Head of Global Human Resources, Sandoz (CHRO)

Joy Xu was appointed Head of Global Human Resources, Sandoz (CHRO) on October 15, 2015. Joy is a member of the Sandoz Executive Committee (SEC) and the Novartis HR Executive Leadership Team (HRELT). She is responsible for leading the Sandoz global HR strategy and organization and driving our ambitious people and culture agenda while operationalizing Novartis HR Strategy. Functional areas of responsibility include Talent Management, Organization Development, Organization Design, Leadership Succession, Diversity & Inclusion, High Performing Culture and High Performing Team, Training & Recruitment, employee relations. Joy has twenty three years of experience in roles of increasing leadership seniority within HR. She has worked eleven years with Procter & Gamble and ten years with PepsiCo, living and working in the US, China, Dubai and Hong Kong. Prior to Sandoz, Joy was Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Asia Pacific Region, PepsiCo. Before that, she had served as PepsiCo’s Vice President, Talent Sustainability, Asia, Middle East & Africa, based in Dubai, UAE, where she led the talent management, organization development, Diversity & Inclusion and culture development in 90 markets. Under Joy’s leadership, she and her team won various internal and external awards and recognitions. Joy was also named as one of Global Rising Stars by Global Women Forum in 2007/2008. Joy graduated from South China University of Technology as BA in English.