Bernard Fontana, French national, born in 1961. Bernard Fontana holds a Degree in Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées in Paris.
His career began with Groupe SNPE in France. In 1998, he was appointed Head of US Operations, and from 2001 to 2004 was a Member of the Executive Committee in charge of Chemicals and of Industrial Explosives activities. Shortly after joining ArcelorMittal in 2004, he was given responsibility for HR, IT and business development at Flat Carbon.
From 2006 to 2007, he was a Executive Vice President of ArcelorMittal with responsibility for the Automotive Worldwide Business Unit. In his capacity as Group Management Committee member, he was subsequently responsible for HR and the global alliance with Nippon Steel. From 2010 until 2011 Bernard Fontana was CEO of Aperam, a Luxembourg-domiciled listed corporate group that was spun off from ArcelorMittal in the fall of 2010.
Since February 1, 2012, he has been CEO of Holcim Ltd.
Recently, he was appointed as President Directeur General by Areva NP
Global Head of HR, BIL
Executive Vice President Human Resources, RTL Group
Romain Mannelli, born in 1951, has been appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Human Resources of RTL Group in 2001. Romain Mannelli joined the Group as Vice President Human Resources in 1995 and has accompanied the Group in its steady development: he contributed to the merger of CLT and UFA in 1997 and the creation of RTL Group after the merger with Pearson TV in 2000, bringing together very different corporate cultures.
Prior to joining the Group, Romain Mannelli was Managing Director of Luxair-Tours, the tour-operator entity of the airline. From 1990 to 1993, he was named Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of Luxair, in charge of all the Information Systems & Technology and Telecomnetworks of the company.
Prior to starting at Luxair, he oversaw the Information Technology and Information Systems of the Luxembourg railway company CFL (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois), for more than 13 years.
Romain Mannelli started his career, after graduating with an information technology degree from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), at the Fraunhofer-Institut in Germany.
General Manager, Coordination RH Luxembourg, ArcelorMittal
Vice President Human Resources, Luxair Group
Fondateur du Cabinet Caupenne Conseil
Christophe Caupenne est ancien commandant de police de l’unité d’élite du RAID
(Recherche, Assistance, Intervention, Dissuasion). Il a été pendant 11 ans Chef du groupe
« Gestion de crise et négociation » et Coordinateur National des négociateurs de la Police
Nationale pour le Ministère de l’Intérieur.
Il a résolu plus de 350 affaires de forcenés, prises d’otages, kidnappings à l’étranger,
C’est un spécialiste de « l’humain », de la performance, de la négociation de situation à
hauts risques, un expert en communication et en résolution de conflits.
Depuis 2011, il dirige “Caupenne Conseil”, un cabinet de Conseil & coaching, Formation et
assistance aux entreprises et à leurs Dirigeants.
Il est Délégué auprès du Défenseur des Droits, mais aussi Consultant “sécurité – police” auprès de plusieurs chaînes
de Télévision, Radio et Presse Ecrite, membre du Comité Pédagogique du D.U. 3éme cycle de Gestion de Crises et
sécurité publique du Professeur Denis Safran (Université Paris Descartes) et intervenant dans plusieurs instituts de
Il est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages et articles spécialisés, dont le dernier est : « Négociateur au RAID – éditions du
Cherche midi ».
Docteur en Sorbonne d’anthropologie et de sociologie comparative, conférencier, chargé de cours à l’Université de Strasbourg, Abdu GNABA est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages dont L’explorateur et le stratège (2013), un essai sur les entrepreneurs familiaux.
Fondateur de l’institut d’études SocioLab, Abdu GNABA se consacre depuis plus de dix ans à l’anthropologie appliquée aux domaines du marketing et des organisations. Il compte parmi ses clients des multinationales comme Sony, VINCI, ou Amazon ainsi que des institutions, Ministères, Syndicats ou ONG.
Abdu GNABA explore les pratiques et les cultures. Son regard d’anthropologue révèle les valeurs, les interdits et les symboles qui régissent le rapport entre les hommes. Il étudie les entreprises comme un village mélanésien.
Head of Human Resources Benelux, HSBC Luxembourg
Duncan Neighbour has over 25 year’s experience in HR spanning an international career. He has previously worked in the Energy and Telecommunications sectors and has also run a successful International HR Consulting business. He was appointed Head of HR for HSBC in Luxembourg in June 2008 and subsequently Head of HR for HSBC in the Benelux in December 2010.
In common with many Global Financial Institutions, HSBC has undergone considerable change during the last five years, and the HR Function, led by Duncan, has been at the heart of significant cultural and structural change management projects in the Benelux. Latterly Duncan has contributed, as Lead Negotiator, to the conclusion of an European Works Council Agreement.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever
Joined Unilever 36 years ago as management trainee in South Africa.
He is appointed as Chief HR Officer of Unilever in February 2011.
Other Unilever appointments before becoming CHRO:
Managing Director for Lever Pond in South Africa
National Manager for Unilever South Africa
Regional Liaison Member for Africa, Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey
Vice President, Home and Personal Care for the Africa Business Group
President, Africa Regional Group
Group Vice-President – Africa, Middle East & Turkey (AMET)
Group Vice-President – South Asia
President, Western Europe.
Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Dublin City University
Patrick C. Flood is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Dublin City University. He is an expert on organizational behaviour, leadership development and change management. His research work focuses on the impact of leadership and management practices on organisational performance especially in professional service firms and hospitals.He received his PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he was a British Council Scholar. He has held faculty and visiting appointments at a number of business schools including London Business School, University of Limerick, University of Maryland and the Australian Graduate School of Management.Patrick C. Flood is a Former Fulbright Scholar and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He holds two teaching excellence and research excellence awards.Patrick has taught on executive and MBA programmes in Australia, China, Ireland, UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and the US. He serves as Academic Fellow at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and is currently Visiting Professor at the Northeastern University, China and Capital University of Economics, Beijing. HR magazine ranked Patrick #8 in the 2012 Influential International Thinkers category. He has extensive consulting experience with companies in Europe and US. His articles appear in Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology and the Strategic Management journal. His books include Change lessons from the CEO (Jossey Bass, 2013) (http://www.managers.org.uk/bookclub-book-prize-march-2014); Persuasive Leadership: Lessons from the Arts (Jossey Bass, 2010), Leadership in Ireland (Blackhall, 2010); Strategy Implementation (Blackwell, 2000), Effective Top Management Teams (Blackhall, 2000) and Managing Without Traditional Methods (Addison Wesley, 1996).Research Interests:
Leadership, Change, HR and firm performance
dep. Chairman of the Executive Board, Member of the Executive Board Human Resources; Dr. ING. H.C.F, Porsche AG
Before joining Porsche, Thomas Edig started working for Alcatel where he spent 20 years of his career. Hired as a HR Manager in 1986, he becomes HR Director in 1995, then Vice President of that same department 3 years later. In 2006, he briefly works for the mobile phone operator T-COM. He finally enrolls with Porsche in 2007, in the same position as previously. In 2012 he drops his seat in the Board of Management of Porsche Automobil Holding SE to fully concentrate on his tasks and bring forward the “Strategy 2018″ in his role as member of the Management Board at Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG.
Porsche’s registered office is in Stuttgart and currently employs nearly 18,000 people in the world. Its tur¬nover was 14.9 billion euros in 2012, up 27%. By 2018, Porsche intends hiring 3,000 extra people and widen its distribution chan¬nel to a thousand retail outlets, 100 of which will be in China.
Mr. Edig gives a lot of thought to his future trainees’ formation. Thus, he carries young talent recruitment by working close to student organizations. In this context, the company was admitted to the National Board of Advisors of AIESEC, the largest student organization in the world, which exists in 113 countries and has over 86,000 members, making Porsche one of the 14 prestigious German companies actively supporting the student network. It gives them access to an important international platform for further intensive contacts between students and industry. Porsche traditionally recruits its graduate career entrants predominantly from young women and men with previous experience of working in company departments as interns or working students or while writing their end of study thesis. Thomas Edig is strongly involved in CSR practices and especially in the diversity of his teams. One of the key points of this policy is to recruit women in the technically oriented areas, generally dominated by men.
Executive Director EMEA, Human Resources Services, DELL
Xavier Molinié has been the head of the Human Resources service for Europe, Africa and Middle East for the third largest computer manufacturer in the yorld since June 2006. Before joining DELL, Mr. Molinié went through a lot of experiences. Graduated with a Master of Advanced studies in science of organisations, he however begins his carier as an highschool teacher in Vanuatu, Oceania. Back to France in 1991, he works 6 years for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Versailles. His HR Director carrier starts in 1997, working for the television network Canal Plus for 5 years, and 2 years for the advertisement company JC Decaux where he was strongly involved in all the fields which promote diversity and drive mindset transformations. In 2003, he joins Gemplus, which became Gemalto in 2006, now world leader of digital security, as a HR Vice President.
Ever since he joined Dell, Xavier Molinié handled various challenges, such as recruiting operational teams and do formations. Indeed, the group wants to improve its intern skillset, especially thanks to the formation center in Montpellier. Moreover, he now faces the same problems Luxembourg’s Human Ressources Managers have been dealing with, such as intern mobility in France and all over the world.
People Operations Director, Southern, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google
Dorothée Burkel has worked as a consultant in HR communications for more than 10 years in various agencies in Paris, in charge of Employee communications and Employers’ Branding programs for international companies.
She joined AOL France in 2001 as HR Director, she was promoted to VP, HR and Corporate Communications for AOL France in 2005 and then named the VP Branding and Communications at the European Headquarters of AOL Europe in London in January 2007.
She joined Google in February 2008 as HR Director for Southern Europe and became HR Director for Southern, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa in May 2009.
Dorothée Burkel holds a Master degree in Modern Litterature and a is graduated with honors in Political Sciences from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.
Head of Human Resources, Member of the Corporate Executive Committee, Roche Group
Silvia Ayyoubi was appointed Head of Human Resources for the Roche Group in 2008. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. In 2011, Roche had over 80,000 employees worldwide and posted sales of 42.5 billion Swiss francs.
Mrs Ayyoubi was in charge of Global Human Resources for Roche’s Diagnostics Division from 2001 till 2007. She joined Roche in 1986 in a Public Relations role before moving to Corporate Human Resources in 1991 as Head of Executive Resources Pharma and later Head of Executive Development. Before coming to Roche, Mrs Ayyoubi worked for many years for the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held roles in Switzerland, Sweden, Egypt and Jordan. Mrs Ayyoubi holds a diploma in commercial economics from the Business School, Basel.
Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, Philips
Mrs. Wainaina joins Philips from The Coca-Cola Company, where she is currently based in London and responsible for Human Resources in Europe.
Carole Wainaina started her career at Price Waterhouse in Kenya in 1989 as a consultant after which she joined the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Carole joined the Coca-Cola Company in 1998 and has worked for that company in Africa, Eurasia, Europe and the United States in various roles. Her main attention point during her years at Coca Cola has always been on human resources; from leading talent programs to reorganizations, to Corporate Responsibility.
She was Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to Coca-Cola’s former Chairman and CEO in Atlanta between June 2007 and December 2008. Her latest job at Coca Cola was in the role of Human Resources Director for Europe.
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD
Professor George Kohlrieser is an internationally recognized expert on leadership. He is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD (the International Institute for Management Development), and author of the internationally bestselling book Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance, which received the “Best Business Book Award 2007” from DCF (French Association of Business Leaders) and “Best Management Book 2008″ in Germany by Managementbuch.de. His new book, Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership was published in 2012.
Professor Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on high performance leadership, high performance teamwork, conflict management, change management, dialogue and negotiation, coaching, stress management, work life balance, and personal and professional development. He is an international award-winning case writer. Professor Kohlrieser is also a Police Psychologist and Hostage Negotiator focusing on aggression management and hostage negotiations. He has worked in over 100 countries spanning five continents and is consultant to several global companies including Accenture, Al Can, Amer Sports, Barclay Global Investors, Cisco, Coca-Cola, HP, IBM, IFC, Khazanah, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nestle, Nokia, Roche, Santander, Sara Lee, Tetra Pak, and Toyota.
Professor Kohlrieser is Director of the IMD High Performance Leadership Program for senior leaders. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, adjunct faculty member of Union Graduate School, Antioch, Ohio, adjunct faculty member of Fielding Institute, California, and adjunct faculty member of Zagreb University, Croatia. He is past president of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) and is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF).
Professor Kohlrieser completed his doctorate at Ohio State University where he wrote his dissertation on cardio vascular recovery of law enforcement leaders following high stress situations. His research has made significant contributions to understanding the role self-mastery and social dialogue has in helping leaders sustain high performance through life long learning.
He is a notable media commentator on issues related to leadership, conflict, aggression management and hostage negotiation, and had his own highly acclaimed radio talk show in the United States for over 10 years. He has consulted for the BBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and other leading newspapers and magazines.
He has won numerous awards, including most recently the prestigious BrandLaureate International Brand Personality Award for his contribution in the field of high performance communication from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (2010) and the global ECCH Renewable and sustainable energy, technology and development Hot Topic Case Award (2011).
Ph.D., Professor of International Management, HEC Paris
Michael Segalla is Professor of International Management at HEC School of Management, Paris. He studies the cross cultural risk of moving products, people, and processes across national boundaries. He was formerly the French Scientific Advisor to the European Attractiveness Scoreboard. Currently he is a member of the French LABEX Research Center and serves on the Board of Directors of the Fondation Maréchal Foch which owns Hopital Foch, the largest private not-for-profit hospital in France.
Directrice des Ressources Humaines, Institut Pasteur
Formation 100% scientifique
A débuté à l’Institut en tant que chercheur, puis a développé le désir de conduire des grands projets de changement.
Intègre les RH en 2004
Dès 2005 prend la tête des RH sur demande de l’ex DRH
A trouvé une grande richesse dans ce poste, et se sent proche de ces collaborateurs car elle connaît bien leur cœur de métier.
– Chantiers RH
Restauration du dialogue,
Gestion des compétences, avec notamment challenge pour former collaborateurs aux compétences qui ne sont pas leur cœur de métier (ex : informatique, juridique)
Fidéliser la génération Y (constate que les jeunes viennent à l’Institut car « ça fait bien sur leur CV » mais grande mobilité dans ce secteur)
Faire cohabiter la Génération Y avec les autres générations présentes (certains seniors ont fait toute leur carrière à l’Institut – difficultés pour comprendre les attentes des Génération Y)
Directeur des Ressources Humaines, Atos Origin
Responsable Groupe Ressources Humaines, nommé en 2007. Entre 2005 et 2007, Jean-Marie Simon était Directeur des Ressources Humaines France, Allemagne et Europe centrale. Il a occupé de nombreuses fonctions de management au sein de Schlumberger, dans des centres de recherche, d’études et de production. Il a eu différents postes en Indonésie en tant que directeur technique de la région Asie et en Norvège, et a également été Directeur Informatique du pôle Pétrole du groupe Schlumberger pendant trois années.
Directeur des Ressources Humaines et du Développement Durable, Vinci
Franck Mougin joins VINCI as Director of Human Resources and Sustainable Development of the Group. He also joins the Executive Committee of VINCI. A lawyer by training, Franck Mougin has held the positions, among others, of Human Resources Manager of BPB plc (from 1995 to 2002) and Managing Director, Human Resources and Sustainable Development of Danone (from 2002 to 2008). He joins VINCI in September 2009 as Vice President, Human Resources and Sustainable Development.
Directeur des Ressources Humaines, BNP Paribas
Frédéric Lavenir, 49 ans, est diplômé d’HEC en 1982 et de l’ENA en 1986. Inspecteur des Finances de 1986 à 1990, il occupe ensuite jusqu’en 1997 différentes responsabilités à la Direction du Trésor, dont la dernière en tant que Sous Directeur des Financements. De 1997 à 1999, il est Directeur Adjoint du Cabinet du Ministre de l’Économie, des Finances et de l’Industrie.
En juillet 2001 il devient Directeur Général Délégué de BNP Paribas Lease Group,
numéro un français et européen du financement de biens d’équipement professionnels par crédit-bail et location financière.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Nokia
Human Resources & Industrial Relations Director, BMW Group