Laurent has experience with a global recruitment firm where he was part of the Industrial Practice and specialized in sectors such as energy, electrical, building materials, aerospace and defense.
Prior to his career in the talent management industry, Laurent was a Global Human Resources Senior Executive with leading French and International companies such as General Electric, Areva, Saint-Gobain and Thomson.
He has worked in the USA and spent a considerable amount building teams in Asia and India. With his dual background, Laurent will strengthen Korn Ferry's Industry and Leadership and Talent Practices. He will provide support to teams across all practices on projects related to Human Resources Officers.
Laurent began his career in 1989 with the Thomson group. In 1997 he joined General Electric Medical Systems as Director of Human Resources, for European industrial operations, then supporting the services business.
In 2000 he was promoted to General Manager Human Resources for the Global Research and Development activities, based in Milwaukee, US. In 2001 Laurent joined St Gobain as Vice President Human Resources for the ceramics and plastics division. In 2002, he returned to General Electric Healthcare as Vice President of Human Resources for Europe and Asia.
In 2004 he was appointed Executive Vice President Human Resources for Areva Transmission & Distribution where he was a member of the Executive Board. In 2010 he joined, as partner, the Industry Practice of another executive search firm.
Laurent is a graduate of Institut d'etudes politiques (IEP) in Lyon, France. He holds a masters's degree in Human Resources Management from l'Institut superieur de formation √† la gestion du personnel (Isfogep ESSEC Groupe).