President, HVAC and Transport, Latin America
Karin De Bondt is the president for the HVAC and Transport Latin America Strategic Business Unit (SBU) at Ingersoll Rand, and is a member of company’s Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT).
In this role, Karin has full responsibility for the strategy, operations and performance of Ingersoll Rand’s Trane and Thermo King Businesses in Latin America. The mission of the SBU she leads is to increase profitable growth, achieve operational excellence, and create a winning culture, while delivering a great experience to our Latin America customers. She is passionate about building people and process capabilities to create high performing teams and results.
Karin specializes in building sustainable growth for large, diverse businesses that span geographies and cultures. Before becoming a business unit president, she was vice president and general manager for the Thermo King Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business, where she led an international organization of more than 800 employees spanning more than 80 countries. She cultivated growth and excellence approaches that differentiated the brand, created top-class operations and delivered profitable growth. Karin was also instrumental for the integration of the 2015 acquisition of FRIGOBLOCK, the Germany-based manufacturing company, which broadened Thermo King’s portfolio of product and service offerings in Europe.
Karin joined Ingersoll Rand in March 2013 as regional director for our Thermo King business in Europe. In early 2015, she was promoted to general manager of sales and service for truck and trailer EMEA. During her tenure, Karin demonstrated her ability to deliver business results, including through challenging and uncertain conditions. She also had a record of building strong teams and capabilities, and supported a customer-focused approach that was core to her success.
Karin started her career at DHL, where she served in a variety of countries and senior leadership roles of increasing importance from finance, product management and marketing to sales, which created her customer centric and financially grounded mindset. Her final role there was the senior vice president of global business development. She has lived and worked in Belgium, Italy and The Netherlands.
Karin De Bondt holds a Master degree in Economics from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and Diplome d’administration des Entreprises from Université de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
She lives with her husband and two children in Miami, Florida.