Industry News | March 27, 2012
Dunkin’ Brands Appoints Chief HR Officer
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced the appointment of Ginger Gregory as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She will join the Dunkin' Brands Executive Leadership Team and report directly to Dunkin' Brands' Chief Executive Officer Nigel Travis.
Gregory has held executive-level human resources positions for several multinational companies across a variety of industries. In her new role at Dunkin' Brands, she will be responsible for global employee recruitment, training, compensation, benefits, and organizational development.
She will also serve as co-chair of Dunkin' Donuts' People's Subcommittee, where she will lead the creation of tools and programs designed to attract, hire, train, and develop restaurant managers and crewmembers.
"At Dunkin' Brands, our goal is to offer an exceptional customer experience at our restaurants around the world, and that will only happen if we hire, develop, and retain the best employees in the quick service restaurant industry," says Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands CEO and Dunkin' Donuts president. "With her executive leadership skills and her passion for organizational development, Ginger is eminently qualified to help us achieve that goal and, as a result, drive the global growth of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins."
Gregory joins Dunkin' Brands from Novartis International AG, a multibillion-dollar healthcare solutions company, where she led a global team of human resources professionals. In that position, she was responsible for global staffing, talent management, and field human resources, and served as a member of the Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Executive Committee.
Before joining Novartis, Gregory held leadership positions at Novo Nordisk where she served as senior vice president, corporate people and organization, at the company's global headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Earlier in her career, she held a variety of human resources generalist and specialist positions at Bristol Myers Squibb and served as consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton in the area of organization change and effectiveness.
"I am delighted to be joining Dunkin' Brands, a company with two of the world's best-loved brands and one of the premier franchising concepts in the world," Gregory says. "I look forward to working with the company leadership and our franchisee community to attract and retain great talent for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants around the world."
Gregory received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s in philosophy, and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from George Washington University, where she also served as a lecturer in psychology, research assistant, and graduate teaching fellow.
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