Empowering Emerging Leaders

LyondellBasell Leadership Academy profile

Launched in 2018, the LyondellBasell Leadership Academy brings together enterprise-wide learning and development opportunities to help leaders prepare for roles beyond their current position.

Participants are nominated by their managers, and the programs are designed to equip our current and future leaders with the necessary tools and skills to lead in any business environment. They blend rigorous business and technical projects with a focus on personal mastery of relevant skills and career development, helping to retain top talent and ensuring ongoing effective leadership.

Yarelis Hernandez (pictured below) participated in the 2019 program and is applying what she learned as she contributes to our positive culture and business success.

During her 23 years at LyondellBasell, Yari has held various leadership roles in operations and corporate safety, and she recently became site manager at our manufacturing site in Clinton, Iowa. She is one of five female plant managers at LyondellBasell.

Participating in the Academy helped Yari gain insight into her leadership strengths. This includes her ability to channel her compassion, inclusiveness and family values into the leadership style that has made her successful in her previous roles and prepared her for the expansive responsibilities of her newest one.

Yari is responsible for the safety and livelihood of approximately 400 employees and contractors. She works hard to be a leader who inspires others by being credible, communicative, collaborative and constantly improving. She believes that leaders should bring out the best in people so that they can succeed.