Claudia Joost read European Business Studies in Trier and then gained her MA in Human Resources Management in London.
She began her career in Human Resources in 1996, in Personnel Development at Vaillant.
In 1998 she took on the position of Human Resources Manager in the CLAAS Group.
From 2003 she was then head of Human Resources European Automotive at AVON Rubber.
In 2005 Claudia Joost became head of Human Resources in the global Chassis and Powertrain division of Visteon.
She moved to the Voith Group in 2007. Within the Industrial Services Division she was responsible for Human Resources Facility Services Europe and in 2010 she became responsible for Human Resources Automotive worldwide.
In addition, she was Managing Director of the subsidiary DIW Service GmbH.
Claudia Joost had been with BP Europa SE since July 2012, as Director of Human Resources at the Fuels Value Chain Rhine. Also she took over the 'Labour and Social Affairs' portfolio.
With effect from 1st February 2015: Claudia Joost is appointed as Vice president Human Resources Fuels ESA. She is responsible for all aspects of HR within the ESA region. The Fuels ESA, as part of the BP Group's downstream segment, comprises 12 countries in Europe as well as South Africa and Mozambique.