On Monday, September 25, Moody’s Corporation announced the appointment of Melanie Hughes as its Chief Human Resources Officer.
In her new role, Hughes will lead Moody’s global human resources function. Her tasks include recruiting, talent management, organizational development, and training to support the organization’s operations and growth. Moody’s is an important part of the global capital markets, providing such services as credit ratings, research, tools, and analysis. Moody’s Corporation is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service and Moody’s Analytics.
Raymond McDaniel, president and chief executive officer of Moody’s, said: “Melanie’s strong record of leadership in human resources and talent development will help guide Moody’s as we continue to attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse global workforce to support our growth and the evolving needs of our business.”
With over 30 years of international experience, Hughes has led human resources functions and helped build skilled teams in the financial services, technology, retail, and media sectors. Prior to joining Moody’s, Hughes held leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe at companies including American Eagle Outfitters, Tribune, UBS, and Gilt Groupe. She also led a consulting practice specializing in strategy, organizational development, and building executive teams.
Hughes holds a BSc in Psychology from Brunel University in London and an MBA in Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the European Institute for Business Administration (INSEAD), in Fontainebleau, France.