Michael Schulz was appointed as VEON’s Chief People Officer in August 2021 and is a member of VEON’s Group Executive Committee.
Michael joins VEON from Puma Energy, where he was Chief People & Culture Officer and worked closely with the company’s Board of Directors as a member of its Group Executive Committee. Prior to Puma Energy, Michael led the Human Resources function for two of Petrofac plc’s global Oil & Gas Services businesses, its Turn-Key Facilities business as well as its Engineering Services business as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, based in Dubai.
A lawyer by training, Michael was previously Legal Counsel for BRAAS, a subsidiary of Redland plc and had a wide-ranging career at Lafarge (now Holcim) following the company’s acquisition of Redland in 1997, including the role of Legal Counsel in Germany, Vice President of Organisational Effectiveness in Paris and Vice President of Human Resources for Middle East and North Africa, based in Cairo.
Michael graduated from the University Bayreuth, Bavaria, with a degree in Law. He also specialised in parallel in Organisational Psychology and Business Finance. He holds an MSc equivalent in Law from the State of Rhineland Palatine, qualifying him to serve as a solicitor, judge or Attorney at Law.