Helena Gottschling, RBC (CA)

HRD Global 100

Market: CA
Company: Helena Gottschling
Job title: Chief Human Resources Officer

Helena Gottschling joined RBC in 1985, holding progressively senior roles in in Retail Banking, Human Resources and National Office, which included postings in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Gottschling re-joined Human Resources in 2006 and held a number of executive roles before being appointed CHRO in 2017. Prior to her current role, Gottschling was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for executive and high potential talent management, including leadership development and succession planning. She was also accountable for RBC’s enterprise learning function and organizational effectiveness centre of expertise to support change management and organizational design. In addition, Gottschling led the HR business teams supporting Technology & Operations and Global Functions.

RBC was recognized with the Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy at the Canadian HR Awards 2018 for their personalized employee learning experience, reinforced by digital and physical capabilities across the organization.