Digital transformation: Make or Decline!

In this digital revolution era, businesses and institutions have to adapt, and this leads to many questions and debates. It was on this theme that D2A (Digital to accelerate) and Arrowman Executive Search’s after work took place on board the « La Balle au Bond » barge.

The evening began with a round table introducing the new book « Why your next boss will be Chinese » by Denis Jacquet, entrepreneur and founder of Day One Event. The discussion focused on global technological and economic issues and their impact on business organizations, particularly in the area of Human Resources.

Led by Pascal Bécache and Didier Tranchier, D2A’s Associate Directors, the round table was composed of three guests: author and entrepreneur Denis Jacquet, the president of Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Fabienne Delaplace-Lavoix and Jean-Pierre Scandella, Managing Director of Arrowman Executive Search, who were able to exchange very directly on the impact of China on the acceleration of the digital transformation.

Without reaching a final conclusion, the exchanges were rich and made it possible to measure the adaptability of our companies to this new world, where Data and mobility are only accelerating under the pressure of the new global and conquering actor, China. The urgency of building pragmatic responses and not falling into pessimism has been blended with some concerns expressed about the incomprehension of some issues by public sector actors.

A convivial cocktail allowed the participants to continue the discussions. We warmly thank all of the guests and participants for this beautiful event.

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Five HR Trends in “China 2.0”

Five HR trends "China 2.0"

This article has been provided by Fiducia Executive Search, China Partner for Lense & Lumen

There are no “one size fits all” solutions to the problems of finding, retaining, and developing talent, but businesses facing similar setbacks tend to come up with similar strategies. These are 5 common ways in which international companies are solving HR challenges in China.

1. Re-think your candidate profile

Multinationals have traditionally had a clear idea of which positions they want to fill with expats, and which ones they need local talent for. Increasingly, the nationality of candidates is not specified by employers and recruiters from the outset, largely because the pool of Chinese professionals with international experience has expanded. Identifying cases where traditional assumptions no longer apply is an easy way of broadening your pool of potential candidates.

2. Build a talent pipeline

Searching for talent is becoming an ongoing and proactive effort rather than a reactive action when there’s a vacancy to be filled. Measures such as maintaining a strong industry network and investing in employer branding can help you build a pipeline of potential candidates. In industries where scarce or highly specialised skills are needed, our clients engage Fiducia’s Talent Mapping service to identify and start building relationships with candidates they might one day need.

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Arrowman / Fiducia meeting in Paris

Benoît Andrade, Philippe Millot and Alexis Brodsky were very pleased to welcome Stefan Kracht and Pierre Gargatte from Fiducia in Arrowman‘s office in Paris on April 15th.

This interesting meeting was the opportunity to consider how L&L Advisory Group can provide Executive Search services to our clients in France and in China.

Four tips that make the headhunter call you

Four tips that make the headhunter call you

Headhunters are the almost mythical characters who have chosen you for the vacant top job. Or what? Not quite. Perhaps your strong profile and merits have made your profile interesting on Google and LinkedIn, and maybe you sparkle in our CV database. But how do you even make sure that we are going to call you? What do you say when we call? And what can you use in the long run? I have collected 4 tips that will dress you up before, during and after the headhunter’s call and tell a little about how we can help each other. One service is usually worth the other.

Headhunters are not just a voice at the other end of the phone. We are effective partners who can boost your career both in the short and long term – if you help us too. For example, you can generate and qualify leads for our business and thus make us better. In other words, we need each other, and that also counts, even though we may have to offer the specific job to another candidate. If you consider our interest in you as the start of a collaboration that can last for many years, then you have already come a long way. The interaction and the initial conversation are of course crucial for whether it is you, we and the company ultimately aim for. But it also sets the stage for future cooperation, which should be between us as headhunters and you as a candidate. It is about being prepared and knowing the conditions and perspectives. So here are 4 good tips that give you a head start already before the phone rings.

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L&L meeting between France & China in Shanghai

L&L meeting

Interesting and friendly visit of our French partner (ARROWMAN Executive Search) to our Chinese partner (Fiducia Executive Search) in Shanghai.

Thank you to Alexander Vnuk and to Dora Zhong for their warm welcome!
This was the opportunity to strengthen the links between France and China within L&L Advisory Group, and to see how we can develop business together !


On March 21-22, 2019, Lense & Lumen Advisory Group members have met in Copenhagen in order to reinforce our cooperation by sharing experience, know-how and best practices to provide high-level services to our clients.

Our Warmest Wishes!

Holiday Season Lense and Lumen

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

Fiducia and Lense & Lumen Join Forces to Boost Sino-European Executive Search Collaboration

Fiducia Executive Search -L&L

Fiducia Executive Search has become the first Greater China-based firm to join the Lense & Lumen Advisory Group, an international network of mostly European Executive Search and HR Consultancy firms.

By facilitating cross-border projects and boosting access and insights into each other’s markets, the collaboration will enable both sides to provide seamless, high-level support to clients whose needs for leadership and specialized talents extend across Europe, Asia, and beyond.

Of the new partnership, Lense & Lumen Board Member Heinrich Schaible said: “Fiducia’s Executive Search team has an impressive track record and we welcome the opportunity to deepen our reach in Asia through their expertise. Despite being thousands of kilometres away, we share the same values of professionalism, passion, and dedication.”

Thaddäus Müller, Director at Fiducia Executive Search, added: “The recruitment needs of our clients are increasingly international, so we’re excited about the chance to expand our global network, deepen our understanding of the European market, and work together with experienced professionals from the Lense & Lumen group.”

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Dr. Andrea Nienaber new Managing Partner at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL

Andrea Nienaber, PhD

Andrea Nienaber is joining the business of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL as a new managing partner and extends the consulting service of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL in the sector Life Science and Pharma.

The Swiss independent executive search company DE BORD INTERNATIONAL is successfully operating since 1984 and recruits specialists and management functions nationally and internationally.
The managing partners of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL are professional and established points of contact due to their highly specialised expertise in the business sectors consumer goods, life science, luxury goods as well as the construction and manufacturing industry. DE BORD INTERNATIONAL consults industries with value creation and innovation. Concise market and insight knowledge are crucial for professional consultancy.
Beyond profound market knowledge DE BORD INTERNATIONAL addresses contemporary issues in HR and Change Management, as well as future developments, like e.g. the digital transformation. As a team DE BORD INTERNATIONAL is learning continuously and funnels its competences to customer’s needs.

Andrea Nienaber brings long-standing experience to the team of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL and enlarges the existing base. She earned her PhD in the natural sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in 2001, then worked in consultative sales, and has been an HR consultant for the Swiss pharmaceuticals and biotech market since 2005.
Still fascinated by medical science and personalized medicine she is highly motivated to further support the life science industry and to follow recent and future developments.
With her experience in professional headhunting and her personality, Andrea Nienaber will be a valuable contributor to the industry.
We are looking forward to working with Andrea Nienaber.

First French / Chinese business meeting held in Paris

On October 12th, 2018, ARROWMAN Executive Search welcomed in its office in Paris, Thaddaeus Mueller and Marshall Chen from Fiducia, our new L&L Advisory Group Chinese Partner, for a first business meeting. 
Our goal is to provide consistent and relevant support to our clients for the development of their teams in China and in the rest of Asia.