Alcoa Promotes Barriere to VP of HR

New York — April 23

Alcoa announced that Mike Barriere has been promoted to vice president of human resources effective May 1. He succeeds Jack Bergen, who will become vice president of corporate projects.

Barriere will also become a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership team that sets corporate strategic direction.

In his new role, Bergen will serve in a variety of assignments to strengthen coordination and collaboration among Alcoa’s business units and staff groups. He will also have a key role in developing and teaching leadership programs for various levels of the organization, including senior executive coaching.

Barriere joined Alcoa as its chief talent officer in 2011, having oversight for talent development, performance management, leadership training, succession planning and employee engagement.

Prior, he was senior vice president of human resources at New York Life Insurance. There he established HR centers of expertise in talent management, recruiting, diversity and compensation. Prior to NY Life, Barriere led a global HR team at Citigroup.

Barriere has a doctorate in industrial psychology from Hofstra University in New York, with a focus on employee engagement and leadership, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from Hofstra.

Source: Alcoa