Lauren Choate

Lauren Choate, Chief People Officer

Lauren Choate is an accomplished global people operations leader with over 25 years’ experience across a variety of industries.

As Chief People Officer at Li-Cycle, Lauren oversees talent management and acquisition to continue to attract top industry talent to the company in support of its growth trajectory.

Prior to joining Li-Cycle, Lauren led the human resources function for Kärcher North America, a $2.8 billion global cleaning technology solutions company, where she orchestrated major transformation of its people operations and oversaw a 15% increase in employee engagement amid significant business changes.

Prior to Kärcher North America she served as the Senior Director, Learning & Organizational Development at IHS transforming the learning team from purely a training delivery role to consultants driving a $2 billion rapidly growing, global services enterprise.

Lauren is passionate about giving back and has, for the past 17 years, volunteered as President of Rocky Mountain Human Resources Planning & Strategy, an HR association in Denver, where she lives.

Lauren is a gardening, cooking, and pickleball enthusiast and holds an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University, as well as a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.