With over 20 years experience, Jean-Yves has lead businesses in industrial, retail and consumer goods industries across Europe, Africa and Asia. He started his career as industrial engineer and factory manager in the packaging and then in the Automotive industry with Faurecia. In 2000, he joined French retailer, Casino, as General Manager of e-commerce activity. He joined the due diligence team of a major international acquisition and then created and led the supply chain function for the Netherland’s second-biggest retailer. In 2005, he moved to Danone to lead supply chain in Russia and Eastern Europe, supporting Danone’s rapid growth in the region. As General Manager of Danone’s business unit in Algeria he initiated a radical culture and step change in business performance. As part of Danone’s worldwide operations board, he recently led two large worldwide transformation projects in marketing and digital transformation.

Passionate about people development, he partnered with coaches during most of his career, working on enhancing his leadership, growing his team as well as developing high-performance cultures. He is convinced that attitudes and mindset are strong drivers of performance. He focuses on the clarity and self-confidence that individuals, teams and organisations need to perform. He has been recognised for his people-development skills and team-building capabilities. He regularly mentors and speaks at leadership development programmes. In 2018, he trained as an executive coach with Barefoot in the UK, accredited by Chester University and completed Insead’s Advanced Management Program.

When relevant, Jean-Yves is keen to share his experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Marketing and Digital Transformation.

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