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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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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.

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Axel Riester new Co-Owner of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL

De Bord International

Axel Riester is joining the business of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL as a new co-owner and partner. The addition is part of an expansion of the consulting service of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL. The Swiss independent executive search company of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL is successfully operating since 1984 and recruits specialists and management personnel nationally and internationally. The Managing Partners of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL are a perfect point of contact due to their respective specialties in the business sectors of consumer goods, life science, luxury goods and financial services. With Axel Riester this consulting service is further expanded by the construction and manufacturing industry on the one hand and digitalisation on the other.

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Transformation & development of Mid-Caps

Transformation & development of Mid-Caps

ARROWMAN Executive Search is a long-time partner of entrepreneurs and leaders of Mid-Caps and family owned companies. Our specialised and experienced consultants address specific issues such as: structuring direction comities, succession planning, digital transformation, IPO, manufacturing organisation…

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Automotive suppliers: from electric vehicle to shared economy

Automotive suppliers: from electric vehicle to shared economy

The development of the electric vehicle and the arrival of the autonomous vehicle mark a revolution that not only impacts car manufacturers but also automotive suppliers. Read more

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CFO promoted to CEO: a passing trend or a real change?

The recent nominations, particularly in the CAC 40, of former CFO to positions of CEO or COO (Danone, AccordHotels, Engie…), more than being emblematic of a trend, appear to translate a deep and durable transformation of the organisation of the companies.

Let’s talk about the context: companies evolve in an environment that is increasingly complex; we can assume that the finance function provides a relevant analysis key, objectively opposable, likely to give credit to a strategy.

Guardian of the financial picture of the company, the CFO has, in recent years, seen its function expand its prerogative to become an indispensable steering lever of the company.

The CFO translates the business and economical situation into financial figures, evaluates the risks and proposes action plans.

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