VARO appoints Irene Franck as Human Resources Director



VARO Energy, the Swiss-based diversified energy company announces the appointment of Irene Franck as Human Resources Director, effective 1st March 2023. Irene will oversee all aspects of human resources, including people development, reward, recruitment, and training. She will convene the Human Resources Committee of the Executive Board.

Irene has a distinguished track record in human resources and general management. She has worked in senior leadership roles in Dow Chemical Company and Olin Corporation. Her most recent position was Human Resources Director Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India and Global Mobility Director for Olin. With extensive global experience, she has worked for Dow and Olin in senior positions in Germany, USA, Chile, and Switzerland.

After her early education in Germany and France, Irene obtained a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Freiburg in Germany. She has also attended management programmes at INSEAD and IMD, Lausanne.

Dev Sanyal, CEO commented: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Irene’s calibre to our company. Her appointment is a key part of our company's strategic plan to develop our people, ensure operational integration, manage our HR policies and processes, and attract new talent. We are excited to have Irene on board and look forward to her contributions in driving our ONE VARO Transformation strategy and in reinforcing our VARO culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and disciplined execution.” 

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About VARO

VARO Energy (“VARO”) is the partner of choice for customers in the energy transition by providing the sustainable and reliable energy solutions that they need to reach Net Zero. Engine 1 includes conventional energies manufacturing, storage, distribution, marketing and trading. Engine 2 activities are focused on sustainable energies and include biofuels, biomethane and bio-LNG, green hydrogen, e-mobility, and nature-based carbon removals. VARO plans to invest around $3.5 billion over the 2022-26 period, with two-third committed to sustainable energies. VARO has also announced its industry-leading commitment to be Net Zero by 2040. VARO is a Swiss-based private company, whose main shareholders are Carlyle International Energy Partners and Vitol.