Shared workspaces startup, WeWork, has appointed former Baker Hughes’ finance head, Kimberly Ross as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
The decision comes in as a part top management overhaul being undertaken by Chairman Marcelo Claure, after SoftBank Group Corp took majority control of the startup, following its botched public debut.
Ross will effectively join the company from March 16, 2020, filling in the vacancy previously being juggled by Artie Minson who was earlier both the CFO and President, before taking on the mantle of co-CEO in September, 2019 after ouster of founder Adam Neumann.
With over three decades of experience Ross has a track record of versatile exposure in global MNCs. She is currently Non-Executive Director at food and drink processing conglomerate Nestle and insurance products provider Chubb Limited.
Prior to this, she has held the CFO role in Baker Hughes, Avon Products Inc and Royal Ahold.
Further her stints also include being a part of Ernst & Young, Seagram and Anchor Glass where she dealt with Risk and regulatory services, Director Treasury of Emerging Markets and Internal Audit Respectively.
WeWork is an American commercial real estate company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises. It was founded in 2010 and has headquarters in New York City.