Emerson Foster

by Justin Cates
Emerson Foster
Senior Vice President & Head of Human Resources, U.S. Business Unit

Emerson Foster is the Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, U.S. Business Unit & U.S. People Advisory Group for Takeda.

Prior to Takeda, Emerson served as the Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources – U.S. Consumer Bank, TD Bank. He led the people strategy and HR team for all retail bank employees in the U.S.

Prior to TD, Emerson spent nine years at Sodexo, the global foodservice and facilities management leader as the Vice President Human Resources, North America. Prior to joining Sodexo, Emerson worked for Stop & Shop Supermarket Company for 13 years.

Emerson is a Human Resources executive with extensive experience across all aspects of Talent Management.

Emerson has also worked extensively within the non-profit community. He is a founding Board member of Bottom Line (www.bottomline.org).

Emerson is also the founder of Men and Women of Action, The Boston Men’s Dinner Group (www. thedinnergroupinc.com) and the initial Alumni of Color forum at the University of Rhode Island.

Emerson currently sits on the boards of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, New England Culinary Arts Training and is an advisory board member for BAM – Becoming A Man.

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