SVP Human Resources at Amazon
Beth Galetti, the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for Amazon since 2016, leads a team that oversees the recruitment, growth, development and support of more than 560,000 employees in 50 countries. Her mission is to build a workplace for Amazonians to invent on behalf of customers. Among her key accomplishments is the development of a scientific and technology organization that includes hundreds of product managers, computer scientists, machine learning/artificial intelligence specialists and other experts who are creating world-class, intuitive HR products designed to continually improve the candidate and employee experience. Beth joined Amazon as Vice President for Worldwide Operations and Customer Service HR in 2013. Prior to Amazon, Beth worked in the transportation industry for nearly two decades, holding senior technology and operations positions across FedEx Express and FedEx Services. She began her career at FedEx as a software developer, and moved into leadership roles for the company’s package tracking and international systems. She spent the latter half of her career at FedEx outside of the US, initially as the Chief Information Officer for Latin America and Canada from 2005 – 2007. She then moved to Brussels, Belgium as the Chief Information Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India from 2007 – 2010, and then transitioned into a role responsible for the company’s airline and ground engineering and operations across Europe, Middle East, Africa and India as the company’s Vice President of Planning, Engineering, and Operations. She is a board member of the healthcare partnership between Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway, an alliance founded in 2018 to innovate and discover new ways to address healthcare for the companies’ U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction while reducing costs. Beth earned her Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, and her M.B.A. from Colorado Technical University. She supports many non-profits affecting children and healthcare, including volunteering with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Colorado Springs, CO, Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, WA, and Junior Achievement. Beth and her husband live in Seattle, and enjoy spending time traveling with their two daughters.