A global Engagement influencer, I help organizations succeed through people mobilization at scale.
Knight of the French National Order of Merit (2017)
Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award Shortlist - Leadership (2023)
Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award (2022)
Inspiring Workplace Global Employee Engagement & Experience Influencer (2023-2021-2020)
Global Employee Engagement Influencer (2019-2018-2017)
Business Culture Lotus Excellence Award (2018 & 2017)
Employee Engagement Award (2018 & 2016)
Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences (2017)
Platinum Award for Organizational Operational Excellence (2017)
Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award (2017)
Organizational Culture Excellence Award (2016)
40 Women to Watch Over 40 Honoree (2016)
Int'l Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award (2016)
Holmes Report Innovator top 25 EMEA (2015)
Most Impactful Emerging Initiative Award (2015)
Best Use of Social Media for Healthcare Award (2014)
La Tribune Women's Award, French national trophy (2013)
Author, Dare to Un-Lead
We Need Social
Since June 2022
Author of Dare to Un-Lead: The Art of Relational Leadership in a Fragmented World (Figure 1 Publishing)
Porchlight 2022 Leadership & Strategy Book of the Year
Thinkers50 Best New Management Booklist 2023
CEO, Engagement Leadership Adviser
We Need Social
Since September 2018
Paris & Lyon
We Need Social Consulting enables organizations to create value through engagement leadership
Create value by helping organizations and leaders mobilize their clients, partners and employees, through new leadership methods and behaviors
Public speaking, Engagement Strategy & Coaching
Faculty, Leadership Development
Since November 2021
Executive Education on Leadership, Collaboration, Personal & Relational Leadership, High-Performing Teams
Since September 2018
Strategy execution & change
Head, Innovation and Engagement, Quality
to August 2018
United States - Massachusetts
Challenge: improve quality by changing the business culture and the way 10,000 people work globally.
Achieved unprecedented turnaround of quality in 2 years by leading a global movement for change that transformed leadership & business culture
Business gains confidential but extremely significant. 10 international Awards
Senior Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Dengue
to July 2014
Challenge: ensure successful launch of the 1st ever vaccine against Dengue, the company’s top priority program against a massive public health issue.
Designed and implemented a relational engagement strategy with internal and external stakeholders globally.
Created a global digital community against Dengue. Largest share of voice on dengue. 250,000 followers in less than a year.
Implemented a collaborative work platform and innovative information flows for 400+ internal stakeholders.
Director, Int'l Human Ressources (2 yrs) then Int'l Commercial Operations (9 yrs)
to May 2012
As Int'l Commercial Operations Director (Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America) Successfully lead a major product launch in Japan: 17 M€ turnover in 1st year, >100 M€ in 3rd Developed private and public markets over int’l areas; supported a ~400 M€ business over 15 countries; managed a 30 M€ P&L Cross-function project: Designed & implemented a global collaborative initiative around diversity & inclusion: 2,500 participants in 55 countries.
As Int'l HR Business Partner: Conducted deployment of a new performance management process over int’l subsidiaries (450 persons) Provided consultancy to managers, supported people motivation and development, Led the annual compensation process for the entire int’l entity (900 people).
General Manager, China
Lagardere Group - Lagardere Media
to December 2000
Challenge: turn around a failing music radio business in China.
Successfully managed P&L and increased sales. 4 M€ turnover
Managed and developed a team of 60 Chinese and 8 int’l staff
Managed PR and relations with partners & regulation Authorities
Sales Manager, Asia
Lagardere Group - Matra
to January 1999
Challenge: develop the Command, Control & Communication Systems business in Asia.
Promoted the system offer towards military & civilian prospects
Handled negotiation for a >100 M€ commercial deal in Asia
Country Manager, Vietnam
to January 1997
Challenge: run consulting services for foreign businesses in Vietnam.
Lead business development projects in oil and telecom fields
Managed the company’s representative office and staff in Hanoi.
Communication & Public Relations Manager
Challenge: develop visibility of a small Information System business in France and China.
Developed communication strategy & material and press relations
Organized the visits of Chinese customer delegations