MAIN ACTIVITIES IN FRANCE


I – Advisor in leadership for executive managers from the following institutions
since 1976:

small, medium-sized and large industrial and commercial enterprises, such as:

  • executives at the regional and national levels at Électricité de France since 1981.
  • executives at the regional and national levels at Gaz de France since 1981.
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trois Suisses International Group (Mail Order)
    from 1984 to 1997, and since 1999.
  • the Strategic Committee of Trois Suisses International (1987 – 1996).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of Trois Suisses France (1991-1997).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of VOLCAN ( design company) since 1991.
  • the Chairman of SNCF (French railways) (1994 – 1996).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of SEPHORA (LVMH Group) (1997-2001).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of ALTAVIA (communication) (1997-2000).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of LEON DE BRUXELLES (restaurant) (1999-2000).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of J2H (1999).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of FANTABIJOUX (1999-2000).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of GIAT Industries during 2001, the HR Senior Vice-President (2001-2003)
  • the Chairman and the Chief Executive of S.N.P.E.(chemical) (2002-2006).
  • the President and CEO of ARCELOR (steel) (2001-2007).
  • one Senior Vice President of Galeries Lafayette (2001-2003).
  • one Senior Vice President of Groupe Amaury (media) (2001-2005).
  • the Chairman and Chief Executive of La Mondiale (insurance) since 2007


Adviser in Leadership for executives managers of Public Administration and civil service companies, such as:

  • the Director of Training at the ANPE (French National Agency for Employment) (1989 –1992).
  • the Director of Training and Equipment of the Police Nationale in terms of the definition, evolution and policy for training and recruitment (1982 – 1985).
  • the Director of the Transport of Electricity Network (RTE) since 1999.
  • the Director of Work Relations, Ministry of Employment, (1995-2000)
  • the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulation Authority (ART) (2001-2003)
  • the Chief Executive Director of Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de La Villette (1999-2000)
  • the Chief Executive Director of the Railway Network of France (RFF) (2000-2003).
  • the Director General of Power and Raw materials, Ministry of Economics, Finances and Industry, since 1999.
  • the President of RTE (Electricity Transportation Network) since 2001.
  • a Senior Manager of la Caisse des Dépots et Consignations (CDC) (main public financial institution in France), since 2008.
  • the Director General of Energy & Climate, MEDAD since 2008


Adviser in Leadership for other kind of institutions, such as:

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the H.R. Department of EDF-GDF (1980 – 1985).
  • the Director of the Institut Gustave Roussy (the main Research, Teaching and Treatment
  • Center against Cancer in Europe, and the third in the world) in Villejuif (1992 – 1994).


II – Training activities

  • Initiator in France (with the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London) of the bilingual (englishfrench) annual international conference: “Authority, Leadership and Innovation” since 1978.Associate Director or Director of the conference (1984-2000).This working conference gather more than 70 members coming from various countries (including USA and Russia) and from various institutions such as administrations, public and private companies, associations, trade unions, churches, social or health institutions…The aim of this Institutional Transformation working conference is to further innovation and transformation within systems, organisations and the society in deepening the understanding of the institutional processes.
  • Designer and Director of a workshop for EDF-GDF: “Negotiation in social and union relationship”
    (1980 – 1988) which became “Negotiation and decision making” (1989 – 1995). These programs
    have been designed for the top managers of these two companies.
  • Designer and director of a workshop for 50 Commissaires Divisionnaires of the National Police Force: « Promotion 1983 » (out of the 330 in practice). This workshop took place with the Ministry of
    Interior and the Directors of the National Police Force.
  • In charge of a training program for Agencies Managers of CAIXA Bank-CGIB in 1990.
  • In charge of a training program for managers of EDF GDF Services in 1999.
  • The analysis of practice for the 200 leading staff members of CREDIT LYONNAIS in 2002.