Vincent Lecerf, Fanny Barbier, Ludovic Oster... What do they have in common? They are Human Resources Directors (HRDs), respectively, of Orange, Orpea and Vallourec. All three took up their posts in 2022: they arrived in the wake of a new leader appointed to head the company.
Christel Heydemann, CEO of Orange, is one of the few women to lead a CAC 40 group. Laurent Guillot has the very delicate task of getting Orpea out of the turmoil. As for Philippe Guillemot, he is considered a specialist in recovery missions. In other words, the HRDs they have chosen are eagerly awaited.
The concomitance of these two appointments – CEO and HRD – is not an unusual phenomenon. "Experience proves that there is indeed a CEO-HR couple who are keen to work hand in hand," says Emmanuel Dufour, partner at the recruitment firm Segalen+Associés. When the leader changes, we observe that more than one in two HRDs is renewed over the next two years and they are particularly recruited externally."
Climbing the ladder
The firm Segalen+Associés carried out a study for Le Figaro on the HR departments of the companies that make up SBF 120: who are they? What curriculum did they follow? How many companies have they worked in? When did they enter the workforce? All these data are presented in our...
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