Sumeeta Maxwell

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Sumeeta Maxwell, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Sumeeta Maxwell is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide. She was named to her position in June 2018.



Maxwell serves as a key advisor to the senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership and direction for the company’s global Human Resources (HR) function. This includes developing and implementing HR strategies to align with the company’s objectives, driving programs that help foster a culture of strong performance and a high level of employee engagement, and leading change management initiatives.



Prior to her current appointment, she served as Vice President, HR Operations, for the company’s Power and Industrial segments. She joined B&W as Director, Human Resources, for B&W’s Power segment in April 2016. Before that, from 2006 to 2016, Maxwell held positions of increasing responsibility at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio, including serving as Human Resources Director.



She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, psychology and sociology and a master’s degree in social work. She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and as a Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management.