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Managing Partner Asia, Executive Coach & Consultant


With over 20 years of experience, Jean-Yves has lead businesses in industrial, retail, and consumer goods industries across Europe, Russia, Africa, and Asia. He consistently delivered strong business results in both growth and turn-around environments by his ability to identify key levers of performance and define ambitious strategies based on a few focused initiatives.

With a broad curiosity for local cultures and a passion for people development, he enjoyed developing high-performance leadership teams.  His early years in operations in the automotive industry and in retail have given him a strong background in leading large (1000+) teams and in delivering excellence in execution. Later, as a CEO and leader of regional and worldwide functions at Danone, he developed his expertise in strategy development, innovation and mergers and acquisitions.

His personal use of coaching throughout his career has given him an in-depth insight into the value of executive coaching to support change in leaders and impact business performance. Convinced that attitudes and mindset are drivers of change, he helps leaders and teams get the clarity and self-confidence that they need to perform. He coaches at Managing Director level and above, including C Suite executives in Multi Nationals and Investment Banking and the broader financial services sector. He regularly mentors Start-up founders and speaks at leadership development programmes.  His style is supportive with empathy for the realities of senior executive pressures, whilst being able to positively challenge to deliver meaningful results. 

Jean-Yves trained as an executive coach with Barefoot in the UK and is accredited by the ICF. He receives group supervision from Helga St Blaize (UKCP accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist) and is certified to deliver Hogan assessment. He holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris (France) and Cornell University (US) and graduated from INSEAD’s AMP program. Being both French and German, Jean-Yves can coach in French, German and English.



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