Veronique-Sophie Bounaud-Lemoine
Strategic HR Advisor, on behalf of CorporateLeaders

Veronique-Sophie is a senior HR Executive with a wide experience in international environments (emerging and mature markets). She has 31 years of experience where 23 were spent in corporates and 8 with consultancy firms. She is the founder of Human Leaders In, a company with 2 activities: HR advisory services and executive development.

Veronique-Sophie has managed a wide variety of HR functions including operational, functional, strategic, and consulting. She has worked in different environments - industry and services: IT, consultancy, automotive, electronics, chemicals, financial services, insurance, oil & gas, defense and FMCGs.

As a consultant, Business Unit HR Director, Member of the Executive Committee at Valeo, Global VP Executive & Talent Management at AXA, and Head of Leroy Dirigeants, she has recruited, observed and assessed, developed, coached and transitioned leaders. She has also led strategic projects, like greenfield projects, M&As, downsizing projects, and transformation projects in France and other countries. In addition, she has negotiated agreements with unions internationally and created, organised and managed HR teams.

Jasmine De Clerck
Regional Director, Center for Creative Leadership 

Jasmine’s experience spans four continents and five key industries: life sciences, (petro)chemicals, environmental technologies, telecommunications and government. She worked and lived in Stellenbosch (South Africa), Mumbai (India), Paris (France) and worked extensively in the United States.

She has seven years experience as executive search consultant working on regional and global assignments in life sciences, (petro)chemicals, food ingredients and environmental technologies. Clients include Edwards Lifesciences, Stentys, GE, Borealis, SABIC, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme, Indaver. Before, she worked with EquaTerra (today KPMG), a US-based Sourcing Advisory Firm, where she carried out EMEA Strategy and Assessment Reviews for Fortune 500 companies looking to optimize their HR capabilities.

Jasmine’s experience includes developing off-shoring expertise for pharmaceuticals related sourcing activities in India. She carried out a 60-company evaluation across the sub-continent to identify sourcing opportunities in areas such as clinical trials, data management, contract research, manufacturing, bio-informatics and back-office services.

Prior to her move to Mumbai, Jasmine worked as European Project Manager on several business transformation programs encompassing the marketing, sales and order entry departments at an American telecommunications company. She started off her career as Project Manager attracting foreign investors to Belgium.

Jasmine is a Belgian national, fluent in Dutch, English and French. Jasmine holds an ICF accredited degree in coaching and works as Business Coach for executives based in Belgium. Specific work areas include Career Transition Coaching and Leadership Development. A Laureate of the Prince Albert Foundation, Jasmine holds a Master in Applied Economics and International Management from the Catholic University of Antwerp, and completed the Expert Class in Internal Audit at the University of Antwerp Management School.

Jean-Michel Estrade
Senior Vice President Global Employee Services, Atos

Jean-Michel started his career in operational roles, with IBM as a Sales Engineer and with Steria as a P&L Manager, interspersed with periods as Executive Search Consultant in many fields (IT, banking, heavy industry and hospitality).

Since 2000, Jean-Michel has occupied HR Director positions within different industries: electronics with Gemplus (now Gemalto), IT (with Capgemini and Atos), heavy industry (Alstom) and hospitality (Accor). His appointments allowed him to cover the full extent of the HR function since he has been in global positions (Gemplus, Alstom, Accor, Atos), regional ones (Asia Pacific for Gemplus), and geographical ones (France for Capgemini and Atos).

In his responsibilities he always had to set-up the proper organization to support the business, identify internal or external potential candidates who would contribute to the development of the company, and do so in a rapidly moving environment (facing turnaround situations as well as greenfield projects).

He stands out as a proven ExCom member in large national or international companies (over €1B revenue) and is seen first and foremost as a full-fledged ExCom member who has the responsibility of the HR dimensions. Jean-Michel is a graduate from HEC (Paris).

David Learmond
Senior Advisor Human Capital at The Conference Board

David Learmond is a senior advisor and senior fellow in human capital at The Conference Board. In these roles, he supports the human capital practice, which includes Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts, and other human capital programs. He has also written and contributed to a number of reports from The Conference Board, including Bridging China’s Talent Gap and Go Where There Be Dragons: Leadership Essentials for 2020 and Beyond. In addition to his work at The Conference Board, he is a principal industrial fellow of the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge and a partner at Better Business Coaching, LLP, an international coaching business.

Learmond was previously senior vice president, human resources, greater China for Unilever, a position based in Shanghai. During his tenure at Unilever, he also held various senior human resources positions in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Australia.

Jesper Lillelund

Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, access to a wide network of business leaders, and market development skills focusing on making business transformation and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to co-founding CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.

Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texas.

Florence Plessier
Practice Leader, Organizational Leadership and Senior Team Development, Center for Creative Leadership


Before joining the Center, in her latest corporate position, Florence was Head of the Corporate University of STMicroelectronics in Asia Pacific where she and her team provided consulting, training and coaching solutions in organizational development, culture transformation and leadership and as well as team performance across 10 countries in Asia.

Interested by the power of coaching as a transformational tool for individuals, groups and organization, she decided to explore it further and developed a successful Consulting practice reaching across 4 continents where she specialized in Senior Leadership Team Development and Executive Coaching. Her extensive coaching experience – more than 2500 hours of coaching – had led companies and coaching organizations to ask her services to mentor coaches, develop internal coaching programs, facilitate coaching skills workshops for business and HR leaders and consult on transformation for coaching culture.

The first 10 years of her career were spent in the electronics corporate world where she developed her business acumen as part of the management team of – successively - StorageTek, Motorola and STMicroelectronics with responsibilities in Industrial Investment, Human Resources and Leadership Development.

From September 2012 to April 2015, Florence was the Coaching Practice Leader EMEA at the Center for Creative Leadership in Brussels, Belgium. As the content expert in the field of coaching both within and outside CCL, she led and oversaw the development of the coaching portfolio and had overall responsibility for high quality and consistency standards of capability across countries and clients supervising a group of 150 coaches.

In May 2015, Florence was promoted to Practice Leader for Senior Teams and Organizational Leadership where she will apply her corporate and development experience to the design and delivery of leadership and culture transformation interventions and programs with a focus on team and organizational learning and performance.

Florence holds a MBA from the Toulouse Business School, France and graduated from the Corporate coaching Program, Corporate Coaching University.



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