About: Charlotte Chedeville

She holds a BA in International Business and speaks six languages.

Charlotte Chedeville

Corporate storyteller, Future of Work and ED&I Advocate | International Speaker and Former Regional Director – MENA, CIPD


For the past ten years, Charlotte has researched and worked with employers, government entities and business leaders in the Middle East to champion inclusive workplaces and promote a better future of work. 

Until February 2023, she worked at the CIPD as the Acting Regional Director – MENA and Head of Operations, Community and Brand. In this role, she was responsible for thought leadership, research, partnerships, operations and developing and implementing L&D solutions for key employers.

She’s a vocal advocate of and an international speaker on equity, diversity & inclusion; mental health and responsible business. In recent months, she has been invited to speak in Greece, Ireland, Egypt and the UAE for companies such as Chalhoub, Etihad or Samsung.

Prior to this, she was the PR, Social Impact & Project Lead of the Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum — a purpose-driven initiative designed to impact the global discourse on gender diversity. In 2016, UN Women Canada recognised her as a Young Leader for Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Economic Empowerment for her work championing the cause with foundations, international committees, corporations and governments. 

As a passionate community builder, Charlotte believes in the transformative power of storytelling to change minds and connect people. Throughout her career, she’s interviewed, advised and worked with the likes of Cherie Blair, Dr. Auma Obama, Haben Girma, H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, F100 CEOs and leaders from around the world. 

Recent Events

 ★ 7th EU-GCC Business Forum, Bahrain, Nov. 2023 (MC and moderator on energy, sustainability, circular economy and diversity) 

★ Raya Holding Internal HR Day, Cairo, Sep. 2023 (Keynote speaker + Workshop on “Rethinking Your EVP for a Post-COVID World”) 

 ★ CIPD Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin, May 2023 (MC & moderator) 

 ★ Boussias Future of Work Conference, Athens, Mar. 2023 (Keynote speaker on “Upskilling & Reskilling for the New World of Work”) 

★ Samsung Women’s Day Event, Dubai, Mar. 2023 (keynote on “Gender Parity in Tech”) 

★ Etihad Airways Women’s Day Event, Abu Dhabi, Mar. 2023 (panelist) 

★ CIPD Middle East People Awards Gala Dinner, Dubai, Dec. 2022 (MC) 

★ British Business Group members event: Understanding the impact of menopause on women in the workplace, Dubai, Dec. 2022 (panelist) 

 ★ ADIPEC Diversity Conference — part of the world’s largest oil & gas conference organized by ADNOC, Abu Dhabi, Nov. 2022 (keynote speaker on “Imposter Syndrome & Gender: It Starts With You”) 

 ★ HR Summit & Expo, Dubai, Nov. 2022 (panelist on “Fostering Professional Wellbeing”) 

 ★ Chalhoub Annual HR Day, Dubai, Nov. 2022 (keynote speaker on “The Future of Work and Luxury”)



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