Lake Geneva, Switzerland and Paros Island, Greece
Since 2008, he established O plc (www.oplc.ch), a consultancy offering services in performance, leadership, culture change, and human resources management in general, concentrating on company intercultural issues (also in case of mergers and acquisitions) requiring constructive confrontation through executive coaching, training, motivational events organisation, public speaking and transition management. O plc is also fully equipped for global executive search through an exclusive association with KCI (Ken Clark International) a top-tier international company in this field.
Prior to his consulting activity, Alain built an extensive global corporate experience both strategic and operational, mainly in the field of human resources but also in general, project and quality management. He spent the last 15 years of his corporate life in the health care industry (Ipsen, Covance, Merck-Serono). Before that, Alain worked in the automotive (Federal-Mogul) and telecommunication (GTE) industrial sectors. He also worked in a Compensation and Benefits consultancy (Watson-Wyatt). Through his corporate career, Alain lived in Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, United States (Boston and Indianapolis) and France.
Over recent years, Alain has become very involved in the employability of the young generation, more specifically in what business education should should provide as skills to their (post-) graduates. He is a Professor at UBIS (University of Business and International Studies, Geneva Switzerland) and BSL (Lausanne Switzerland Business School) in international business administration and human resources matters. He is also a Corporate Peer Reviewer with the European Foundation for Management Development for quality accreditation of business schools and programmes.
Alain holds an MSc in Economics and Social Sciences from the University Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium (now part of the Louvain Management School), complemented by post-graduate studies in Business Administration at the University of Warwick. He is a certified Coach from CMOE (Center for Management and Organisation Effectiveness, USA) and a certified Transition Manager from Transition & Change, France, following the Palto Alto approach to address the systemic nature of human organisations. He is a Senior Associate with MCE-AMA (Management Centre Europe – American Management Association), an Advisory Board Member of Soshigames (social games themed around social causes) and owner of the Swiss license for national and international staffing activities.
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