HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010 HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010
HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010 HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010  
HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010 HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010 HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010  

HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010

Strengthening the
HR Organization
27 April 2010
La Maison de la Recherche, Paris


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Chris Altmikus

Co-founder of iDeA-Link, Chris Altmikus today serves international businesses and industry clients as an independant Business Coach and Change Catalyt. His professional services comprise Executive Coaching, Organizational & Team Coaching as well as supporting his clients as a Business Partner in leading multi-dimensional change programmes, such as HR Transformation.

Before founding iDeA-Link, Chris Altmikus has been working with Alcoa since 1998. There he held various international management and HR leadership roles. Most recently Chris has been leading Alcoa’s European Organizational Design Practice. Since 2002 he has held key accountabilities in Alcoa’s European HR Transformation, including the deployment and management of Alcoa’s European HR Shared Services delivery organization. Prior Chris Altmikus has also served as a European HR Business Partner with a key focus on business turnaround and restructuring. Before moving into Human Capital Management, Chris Altmikus also worked in operations, finance as well as supply chain management, where he has lead and supported a number of deployment initiatives of the Alcoa Business System.

Prior to joining Alcoa, Chris Altmikus has been an international advisor in industrial economics with CERNA (Paris) focusing on the restructuring of the metals industry sector in Eastern Europe as well as the dynamics of raw materials trading.


Wichard Bieze
Senior Director Global Rewards,

Wichard Bieze is Senior Director Global Rewards at NXP Semiconductors, based in the Netherlands. He has 18 years of international experience in business roles as well as successive HR roles.

In his current capacity in the Global Rewards team Wichard is responsible for Managing executive compensation policies and application towards NXP's top-100 executives, Design and implemention of rewards programs and systems, as well as driving HR workstreams in M&A processes. Prior to this he was responsible for HR in the European Sales & Marketing organization. Wichard has been a part of NXP semiconductors since its "birth" from Philips in 2006.

Working for the headoffice of Royal Philips Electronics in Amsterdam from 2000 to 2006, he held roles in Management Development and as HR business partner. In the first stage of his career Wichard gained general business experience as a publisher and as manager of post-graduate education programs and the business school of the Univerity of Amsterdam.

Wichard has a Master degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


Patrick Blume
Principal Business Consultant,


Patrick Blume is Principal Business Consultant at SAP Business Transformation Services. Within SAP Consulting, he is global value theme owner and community lead for “Best People and Talent”.
Patrick joined SAP in 2004, and has more than 12 years of experience in HR processes, IT Strategy, Shared Services Design and Value Management. Before SAP, he has worked before in KPMG Consulting and IDS Scheer. Patrick Blume published multiple articles regarding HR IT and Shared Services. He holds a degree in Industrial engineering and Management and he lives with his family in Munich (Germany).


Xavier Boissinot
Chief Operating Officer, Human Resources Group,
BNP Paribas

Xavier Boissinot is currently Chief Operating Officer for Human Resources Group at BNP Paribas based in Paris. His responsabilities cover Organisation, HR Service Model & Process as well as HR Information System. He has also under his scope the direct supervision of the HR Shared Services Center for Administration & Payroll in France. Xavier has a solid international experience in reorganisation and operational restructuration in the banking industry.

Xavier started his career as a Business Analyst, first at W.R. Grace in New York and then in Paris at BNP Paribas, designing and implementing financial reporting & cash management systems for the international locations. He then joined the General Inspection of the Bank as an Internal Auditor for 4 years and conducted various missions in the major centers wordlwide addressing in particular risk management, organisation, information technology and financial back office.

From 1998 to 2008, Xavier took several management positions as Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas entities in Luxembourg, Singapore and Geneva, mainly for Wealth Management business. This international experience gave him the opportunity to lead major transformation projects such as EURO, Y2K, merger & spin-off, regional back office and IT hub implementation, providing him with an extensive operational background.

In october 2008, Xavier has taken new responsabilities within Human Resources for BNP Paribas Group. He has been deeply involved with the integration of Fortis Bank in 2009 and is now reviewing the strategy for the Group on HR Service Models & IT tools in order to reinforce HR operational framework.


Jacques Bossonney
Managing Director RPO EMEA,

Jacques Bossonney is the Managing Director of Futurestep’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) across EMEA. He is also a member of Futurestep’s Global RPO Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Futurestep, Mr. Bossonney was responsible for managing ADP’s multinational consulting and sales across Europe, delivering HR and payroll outsourcing solutions to large global corporations. Mr. Bossonney has been involved in the design and negotiation of several global and regional outsourcing agreements with clients in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and oil and gas.

Mr. Bossonney has 25 years of industry and professional experience, specializing in the leadership of consulting and management teams with a solid experience in recruiting, as well as leading consulting and sales professionals. He possesses nearly 20 years of relevant work experience, previously working for IBM, Digital Equipment, Amdahl, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Compuware in Michigan and New York.

Mr. Bossonney earned a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, a DESS (post-graduated degree) from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises of Lyon, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Université of Lyon (France). Mr. Bossonney is fluent in English and French.



Eric Cornu
Director HR Transformation and SSC,
Philip Morris International

Eric Cornu has worked in the HR transformation area for the past 4 years. He joined the project in Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) at its early stage leading the development and the implementation of the HR systems portfolio. Since April 08 he is heading the PMI global HR transformation program and its Shared Service Center thus being in charge of the service delivery too. Prior to that he held various managerial positions in the field of Compensation & Benefits, Organization Development, International Assignments and was also the Head of Compensation for PMI.

Through his experience in the PMI HR Transformation project, Eric has played a leading role in all key transformation areas such as business process re-engineering, systems and portal development and deployment, local transformation, change management and service delivery. Increasingly, the business recognizes that the HR transformation has brought greater transparency, managerial empowerment and enabled the HR Business Partners to increase their strategic contribution while delivering cost savings. With the positive results already obtained in the more than 30 countries operating under the new model, the solution is being further deployed in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Eric holds a Master in Human Resources Management and a degree in computer sciences. He speaks fluently English, French and Spanish. He has worked in Spain, France, Switzerland and is now based in Krakow, Poland. 


Rob Divall  

Head of HR Shared Services Integration,
Lloyds Banking Group

Rob's  career experience spans roles within Operational & Programme Delivery, Organisational & Capability Development and Change Management. He has spent much of the last 10 years delivering within or establishing HR Shared Service operations.

His current role is to create the new HR Shared Service function for Lloyds Banking Group achieving significant target synergies in operational running costs through a single integrated HR back office. The scope of the service is inclusive of all onshore and offshore colleague administration and data, payroll, pension and recruitment operations and colleague employee relations guidance.  The creation of an effective organizational design as well as  property, sourcing and technology strategies are all key enablers to this significant change implementation.

Rob has previously worked within Halifax Bank of Scotland as Head of HR Programmes where he was responsible for the delivery and governance of the HR Change & Transformation portfolio and the  functional HR business and financial plan. Prior to joining HBOS, Rob was a successful Senior Programme Manager in Accenture HR Services. He was accountable for implementing outsourcing contracts and leading project teams from across both Accenture and the client organisation to design and implement the transition programme to the outsource shared service delivery model. Here he gained a broader experience of  the financial services and construction sectors as well as refining his consulting, programme management and B2B customer expertise

Rob's previous experience has been from 9 years working in the Retail sector at Boots the Chemist and The Big Food Group. Here he delivered in Senior Organisational Change and Programme positions that included establishing a new HR operating model as well as operating within numerous customer facing commercial roles. 


Alan Himmer
Global Head of Human Resources Transformation and Organisation Effectiveness, BAT

Alan started as a management consultant doing M&A work for several years in Eastern Europe, joining British American Tobacco from Deloitte in 1994 as HR Director Uzbekistan. With BAT, Alan has worked 10 years in HR (leading regional HR for Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America) and 5 years outside of HR (Managing Director roles for Scandinavia and China, Regional General Manager Asia-Pacific, and a development year in brand marketing). For the past 18 months, he has been based in London double-hatted as Global Head of Organisation Effectiveness and Global Head of HR Transformation.

Alan is a citizen of the USA and UK, married with two young sons, and has lived and worked in eight countries. He is proficient in Russian and Polish, and operational in French, having studied diplomatic service at Georgetown University (USA) and business at Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) and Harvard Business School (USA). In his free time:  sails, shoots and skis.


Nicolas Jacqmin

VP Talent Development,
Alstom Group



Steffen Lichtenberger
Director Business Development HCM (EMEA)
Steffen Lichtenberger is Director for Business Development SAP HCM for  EMEA & India Region. Within the regional organization he is responsible for the regional SAP HCM go-to-market strategy as well as the execution of various regional demand generation programs. Steffen has rejoined SAP in 2009 and has more than 15 years of expertise in the SAP HCM business. Before he had worked as Managing Director for NorthgateArinso Switzerland as well as for Ciber.  He holds a degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from the University of Mannheim and lives in Zurich (Switzerland).


Jesper Lillelund
Partner & Co-Founder,

Jesper Lillelund, Co-Founder and Director of CorporateLeaders, has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, unique branding, networking and market development skills with his keen sense of business, focusing on making business transformation (shared services and business process outsourcing BPO) and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to starting 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


Michael Magotsch, LL.M.,
Partner, DLA Piper
Michael is Office Managing Partner of the Frankfurt office and a partner in the German Employment group of DLA Piper. He has expertise in national and cross-border restructurings, acquisitions, mass redundancies, outsourcing measures, negotiations with works councils on operational changes and social compensation plans, negotiations with unions on collective bargaining agreements, conciliation committee proceedings and legal representation of companies before Labour Courts, High Labour Courts and the German Federal Labour Court. Michael also represents companies in termination matters, secondments of employees, disputes with managers, and the implementation of stock options plans. His extensive experience also includes M&A transactions. His client base includes Anglo-American and German companies in the telecommunications, IT, chemical, aviation and automotive industries, as well as clients in the banking sector.


Andre Rampat

Andre Rampat
Partner & Co-Founder,

André has a unique mix of experience and expertise in business transformation, association management, marketing and brand communication.

André has 7 years experience running professional networking associations in business transformation and is a co-founder of CorporateLeaders, the fastest growing independent professional network influencing business sustainability.

As a result Andre has unique access to the world’s leaders in the development, implementation and innovation of Business Transformation. Andre's network and relationships span both corporate practitioner/buyer, advisor and service provider communities of the sector.

André has been recognized as someone who provides reliable, factual insights to the issues confronting organisations faced with the challenges and complexities of business transformation in response to the shifting competitive environment.


Joel Roques
Managing Director, European Advisory Services
The Hackett Group

Mr Roques supervises all Hackett advisory programmes in Europe. Before joining The Hackett Group, he spent 11 years as a partner in a global consulting firm, where he specialised in finance transformation, shared services implementation and change management. He previously worked for 10 years in several roles within the finance functions of petrochemical and civil engineering companies, both in France and the UK. Mr Roques is an associate professor at the École de Management, where he teaches change management.


Natalia Sainz Sanz

Managing Director, Time4Change

Natalia is an HR Executive with 15 years international experience in design, transformation, implementation and management of HR organisations, shared service centres and outsourced services. Natalia is the Managing Director of Time4Change consultancy Ltd, currently collaborating with EquaTerra in a business development project.

Natalia designed HR solutions for multiple clients, led major European and Global service transitions and managed the creation and optimisation of HR shared service centres. She managed HR operations outsourced services (service & commercial) supporting over 70,000 employees across three different geographies and managed global in-house operations, solution architecture and service management.

Natalia has a degree in economics from the IEE (Madrid), Diplôme de Grande école de commerce (HEC-Paris), Diplôm-Kaufmann of ESCP-EAP Berlin and the MSC from City University (London). She is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian and German.

Recent Experience:
Designed, recruited for and managed BP Global HR Transformation plan, with roll-out of standardised & simplified HR processes, a new HR service delivery model underpinned by a global SAP HR platform and personalised employee portal. Delivered a 17% HR operations cost reduction, a high customer satisfaction index and an overall 19% increase in productivity of outsourced operations. Scope of the transformation included payroll, time & attendance, EDM, exit, recruitment, reward & benefits, OM and MI & reporting.

Organisations: Volvo, Dana Corporation, Philips, P&G, IBM, BP, Manpower, NTL, Banco Urquijo, Nokia

Core skills: HR, Business Process and IT Outsourcing, design & implementation of large HR transformations, change management & organisational design, vendor management, shared services implementation & optimization.


Jim Scopes
Co-founder & Director,
EightyTwenty Insight

Jim Scopes is co-founder and director of EightyTwenty Insight, the specialist sourcing and commissioning advisory consultancy. With over 20 years’ experience in consulting and the UK public sector providing transformational and sourcing advice, Jim has overseen a wide range of transformation programmes including partnerships and outsourcing. He specialises in strategy development, transformation and innovation in alternative service model design. Prior to joining EightyTwenty Insight, Jim was director of strategy at UK HM Revenue and Customs and a partner in PA Consulting Group’s government and public services Practice.



Karsten Soderberg
Partner & Co-Founder,

Karsten Soderberg has more than 15 years of international executive experiences. He has held various assignments in multinational companies in functions ranging from, Global Executive management and leadership, Business Process Transformation, sales & marketing as well as project and program management.

Through his various functional and administrative positions Karsten possess significant and comprehensive experiences in end-to-end business processes, sales management, strategic analysis, organizational revitalization, project management, business transformation, people supervision and coaching.

Karsten holds a Master of Science degree in business administration and management science and a Bachelor degree in the same field. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in The Balanced Scorecard, EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management and TQM.


Brigitte Van Den Houte
HR Director Europe,
Pitney Bowes

Brigitte Van Den Houte is currently HR Director Europe at Pitney Bowes Management Services. She obtained a Master in HRM at the Vlerick Management Business School in Belgium in 2001. Before and after, she has spent in total 15 years in Human Resources. She occupied several HR Generalist roles in different sectors namely Banking , IT Consultancy, Chemicals and actually in Mail and Document Management Services.

Brigitte joined Pitney Bowes beginning of 2006 as the HR manager for Benelux where she supported different lines of business across 3 countries. In June 2008 she was promoted to the Pan European HR Director’s role for Pitney Bowes Management Services.
Currrnt responsibilities include providing strategic advice on HR related matters across Europe, acting as a consultant to the International senior management team of PBMS, driving and follow up of Pan European projects and supporting HR corporate programs and initiatives in collaboration with Regional HRD’s , HR Subject Matter experts and US management. In 2010, particular focus is on creating a flexible workforce and designing a a global HR organization that ensures appropriate Governance and a delivery model for both Core and None Core Services (within a Variable Cost Model).


Per-Axel Warensjo
Director of Global HR Operations,



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