Paris, 17 March 2021 – Expleo’s Supervisory Board announces the appointment of Zoé Schnebelen as Expleo’s new Chief People Officer (CPO) and member of the Executive Board, effective today. She replaces Gérard Brescon who will be leaving after 37 years with the Group.
Zoé has held various strategic and operational roles for multinational organisations, including General Electric (GE) and Kering, where she led HR operations transformation globally. She joined Expleo in January 2021 during which time she served as the Group Head of HR Transformation.
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, CEO of Expleo said: “As Expleo is evolving and transforming, I am delighted to have Zoé leading Human Resources for Expleo moving forwards. Her experience in digitalising and bringing operational excellence to the HR function will help support the development of our business globally and ensure that Expleo remains a people-centric organisation.”
Rajesh added: “On behalf of Expleo, I’d like to thank Gérard Brescon for his dedication and commitment to our company during all these years. Throughout his tenure, he has served with the highest integrity and distinction, most recently ensuring a safe and secure working environment for our global teams during the pandemic.”
Zoé Schnebelen, new Chief People Officer of Expleo, commented: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to take on the role of Chief People Officer for Expleo. As a company, our strength lies in the knowledge and expertise of our employees. I will work on attracting and developing new talents to provide an environment that always enables the levels of excellence our clients associate with our people.”
Zoé holds a Master’s degree in Management Sciences and Corporate Finance from Paris Dauphine University. She began her career with Red Herring (formerly DASAR), a consulting company, developing international conferencing for IT companies.
In 1994, she joined REL Consultancy Group where she supported change management, pilot reorganisation and project management programmes for clients across the retail, telco and transport industries.
Zoé moved to General Electric in 2001 where she spent 17 years in total, across various HR and management roles. Starting in its healthcare division as Quality Project Manager, she progressed to Director of HR Shared Service Centres in 2013.
Most recently, before joining Expleo, she served as Head of Global HR Operations for the luxury group, Kering. In this role, she led a 110-strong team across 13 shared services centres worldwide as she transformed the HR function for the group. This included the definition of a standardised global model, the adaptation of HR tools, and improvement of employee experience.
Zoé is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
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