Appels supports the regional growth of GHX Europe and drives meaningful change by building an integrated high-performance organization. She joined GHX in 2013 and brings over 20 years' of international and leadership experience in the field of human resources, which she built with major players in the international finance industry.
Appels started her career as a legal counsel in employee relations at JP Morgan in Belgium. She held various functions in human resources, before joining the International Compensation & Benefits Unit at JP Morgan in New York, as vice president. She continued her career at Euroclear, an international financial securities transactions company with headquarters in Brussels, leading the HR Group Resource Management department, and focusing on managing the company's growth plans across Europe through mergers and acquisitions in addition to managing a number of European restructuring, offshoring and outsourcing programs.
Appels holds a master's in Law from the University of Leuven in Belgium.