A brief description of your career history?
I started my recruitment career 4+ years ago when I left the south west of France to work in Paris. I started as a Recruitment Consultant on a temp and permanent desk mainly recruiting Personal Assistant, Supply Chain and Procurement candidates in Europe. 3 years ago I moved to Hong Kong, I continued my Recruitment Consultant career by joining a Supply Chain and Procurement search firm where I have been recruiting from junior till executive roles across APAC with a focus on the F&B industry.
Previous to recruitment and as a fresh graduate I started my career as a Consultant/Business Developer for a European SAAS company in France. After a year sitting behind a computer, I wanted a more dynamic role so I joined a leading French retailer as a Department Manager. I managed 2 departments and around 15 permanent employees.
What makes you ‘now’ in technology?
Technology is the future and is a growing function (especially in Asia). There are a lot of business opportunities. I like to be up to date regarding new apps and gadgets; I am also quite active on professional and social medias.
What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?
A warm shower, a big cup of tea with brown sugar while contemplating the Hong Kong bay during the ferry trip on my way to the office … and the will to make a difference and go back home at night feeling that I achieved something!
What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?
Mobiles are a game-changer, the way consumers use their mobiles is evolving very fast and there are a lot of opportunities for companies to better understand their consumers’ needs or shopping experience and habits. The data analysis and the way companies are using them is the next game changer.
You call yourself a specialist. Why?
Because I solely talk to technology, digital and media experts on a daily basis.
And because I also gained my expertise in those functions thanks to others Xpanders who have a strong technical or/and recruitment background.
What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)
As a founding member of a charity organization, one of my greatest achievement has been to see major improvements in the economical, educational and agricultural performance in the village which are sponsoring.
What is the best thing about your role?
Changing life! There is no better thing than hearing clients and candidates being happy about their new hire and new role!
When you were a child, what did you want to be?
Veterinary, teacher, hairdresser, Miss France …. I guess what all the young girls dreamed about!!
What is your favourite quote?
‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.’ Mother Teresa
If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand – reporter and photographer
- Vandana Shiva – environmental activist
- Mother Teresa
- John Oliver
- Gad Elmaleh – French humourist