Senior Vice President of People
Jumoke Fagbemi is Maple Leaf Foods’ Senior Vice President of People. She is responsible for developing and leading Maple Leaf’s people strategy. She and her team lead efforts to attract, engage and develop diverse talent within the company. She partners with business leaders to build and support a high-performance culture that drives innovation and productivity in support of the overall business strategy.
Jumoke brings over 20 years’ international experience leading commercially aligned HR teams in the areas of business partnering, leadership & capability development and embedding inclusive practices.
She joined Maple Leaf from Airbus, where she worked for three years as Senior Vice President, Talent and Culture Evolution, leading the global center of expertise responsible for Talent Acquisition & Management, Leadership Development, Learning, Diversity, Inclusion and Culture and was based in Toulouse, France.
Prior to joining Airbus, she spent over 10 years with British American Tobacco (BAT) where she held a number of global executive roles within the HR function. In her last role with BAT, Jumoke was based in London, England, and was the Group Head of Talent Development and Diversity where she successfully implemented a first in sector global parental leave policy and led the digitization of the global learning and development portfolio.
Before joining BAT, Jumoke led Global HR for GE Healthcare’s Maternal Infant Care Business based in the US. She was involved in the successful expansion of the business footprint across Asia and Europe. Having begun her career at Ford Motor Company, she has also effectively led numerous HR initiatives involving complex Labour and Employee Relations matters.
Jumoke holds a Juris Doctorate degree in Law from Howard University in Washington D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Jumoke is a member of the Maryland State Bar.
Jumoke is passionate about people, strategy, culture, equity and inclusion.