Natalia Shuman

EVP and CEO, North America, Bureau Veritas

Starting her career at a young age in the entrepreneurial environment, Natalia had a stellar rise to her current position as the CEO of North America and first female executive officer and member of the Global Executive Committee of Bureau Veritas, a 200 year old global engineering company operating in 140 countries and a leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification industry.

North America, specifically the US, is one of the largest strategic market for Bureau Veritas where Natalia is in charge of $800 million in revenue and 6,000 full time employees, serves 5,000 clients and provides next generation laboratory testing and digital inspection services to the Building & Infrastructure, Food & Agriculture, Power & Utilities, and Oil & Gas markets.

Prior to joining Bureau Veritas, Natalia served as an executive officer at Kelly Services Inc., a Fortune 500 global staffing and HR outsourcing company, and served as a chief executive for the Asia Pacific region and Europe. Natalia’s scope at Kelly Services covered 17 countries in Europe and 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region. Her prior career at Kelly included progressive leadership positions in New York and several international operations.

Natalia graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in the Russian Federation and received her dual MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Having grown up in Uzbekistan, Natalia has lived and worked in Moscow, London, Shanghai, Singapore and New York. She is a truly global business leader with vast experiences across multiple cultures and business environments around the world. She is known for building high performing leadership teams, for a deep understanding and managing workforce dynamics and for scaling up business operations across geographies while focusing on profitability, innovation and clients. Natalia has been recognized as a true global leader.