Rivera will oversee various initiatives including talent acquisition, Gelato learning & development, engagement, and overall HR strategy
Yvonne Rivera has been appointed Chief People Officer. Rivera’s leadership will continue to empower and develop Gelato’s employees and foster a culture that inspires continuous change and innovation.
“Since joining Gelato five years ago, Yvonne has played a crucial role in scaling our culture, strengthening our talent acquisition strategy, and championing the importance of team member and leadership development. Ever since I met Yvonne she has always sought professional development and personal growth. Her expertise, passion, openness to change, and proven commitment to our company’s success will undoubtedly help us going forward,” says Founder and CEO Henrik Müller-Hansen.
In 2022, Gelato tripled its revenue from global creators and ecommerce merchants, lifting the company’s total revenue to EUR 107 million. In parallel, the Gelato team grew to 305 employees who represent 51 nationalities across 19 offices in 16 countries.
“Our team members sit at the heart of Gelato and our journey to empower creators and transform global trade and commerce through local on-demand production and distribution. During the last year, we have amplified our focus on leadership and developing leaders in Gelato. I am excited and honored to continue to cultivate a company culture that inspires each individual to grow and challenge themselves, and where we change until we win,” says Rivera.
As Chief People Officer, Rivera will oversee a wide range of critical initiatives, including talent acquisition, performance & development, engagement, and overall HR strategy. She has 20+ years of experience when it comes to talent and leadership development and has held positions in various industries, both from startups and larger companies like TietoEVRY and Lycamobile Norway. Rivera recently completed a leadership course at Institute for Management Development (IMD).
Gelato enables local, on-demand production on a global scale through the world’s largest network for production on demand. Gelato produces personalized products in 32 countries, enabling creators and ecommerce sellers to scale their business and reach customers faster while reducing waste, costs, and carbon emissions. By doing so they are changing the game, making it possible for small ideas to grow and make an impact. For both people and the planet.
Gelato was founded by CEO Henrik Müller-Hansen in 2007, and consists of the Gelato platform and the consumer brand Optimalprint. The company has offices in Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Boston, Kyiv, Lahore, London, Lund, Madrid, Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tokyo, and Toronto. Gelato’s headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway.