Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of enterprise open-source software solutions, has appointed Shuchi Sharma as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. Hanold Associates’ Val Lopez, Sandra Peña and Ivy Arlia led the search for this critical role.
As Chief DEI Officer, Shuchi will expand Red Hat’s DEI function on a global level, emphasizing DEI as a core attribute of the company’s business strategy while helping it live its DEI “Why:” inclusion inspires innovation. Shuchi will be a part of Red Hat’s corporate leadership team as a business leader, change-agent and trusted advisor to the company’s executives, associates and communities. Shuchi previously served as Global Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at SAP.
Red Hat helps its customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize its industry-leading operating system and automate, secure and manage complex environments. The company was acquired by IBM for $34 billion in October of 2018, becoming IBM’s largest acquisition ever. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Red Hat operates around the globe in more than 40 countries with nearly 20,000 employees based out of 100 offices.