Cathlea Barote

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Cathlea is East-West Seed's Chief People Officer with extensive HR experience, both at country and regional level.

As CPO, Lea will be at the forefront of the people, organization and cultural transformation as she continues to drive the talent agenda, capability development and strengthening of HR operational excellence.

She joined East-West Seed as Group Head of Talent in May 2018 where she demonstrated her ability to be a role model of a One Team leader, passion for people,  who walks the talk and brings about the team synergy. An advocate of inclusivity and diversity , she believes in providing equal opportunities especially for working women so they can realize their fullest potentials and make meaningful impact in workplaces.

Bio

Team : Managing Board

Current position : Chief People Officer

Works for East-West Seed since : 2020

Based in : Thailand

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science 
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

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