Thierry Bonetto

Seasoned People & Organization development professional with over 20 years of experience in building innovative L&D strategies, portfolios & organizations in an international environment.

EXPERIENCE

Director of Learning & Development / Global Head of Danone Academy ▪ 2008 – Present Danone Global Headquarters ▪ Paris, France

Leads Danone learning policy, Corporate University & animate strategic priorities for the Group

  • Drives the development & implementation of innovative learning strategies, engaging 40 General Managers, to “learn at the pace of change” and transform learning through digital
    • Launch of a social learning platform including LMS, digital experimentations, digital factory
    • Education & tools to create an on-going learning culture (“one learning a day” strategy)
    • Optimization of the global / local portfolio (-50% learning solutions in 2 years), and formalization of a learning policy and principles to leverage learning for transformation
  • Leads Danone Academy teams to design & deliver programs (10 functions + Leadership & Mgt)
    • Increased impact of learning: from 4 000 participants in 2008 to 30 000 in 2016
    • Danone Academy community animation: 120 professionals in Corporate, Regions, Countries
    • Golden award “Victoires des Leaders du Capital Humain” for Training in 2015
  • In charge of Leadership development & Executives learning
    • Design & launch of Danone leadership model & “Danone Leadership College”, to build a unique leadership culture - 76 000 employees embarked (2009 – 2014) & HAY Award for Best Companies for Leadership / Top 10 Europe in 2013
    • Design & on-going evolution of Executives learning programs – incl. the award – winning “Leading Edge” program (EFMD Excellence in Practice award in 2013)

Director of Competences Development ▪ 1997 - 2008

Danone Global Headquarters ▪ Paris, France

In charge of HR development initiatives within the Corporate HR Department:

  • Co-led the design & implementation of the Danone performance & development process
  • Lead a global initiative to mobilize all management to attract, develop & retain talents
    • Executives seminars, launch of Individual Development Plan, 360° & coaching in Danone
    • First Danone leadership & management curriculum from junior to director levels
    • Workshop for Mgt teams to leverage “people & organization” for business performance
    • More recently, approach and tools to help reveal & unleash talents at all levels, in the context of Danone “Talent” ambition.
  • Coordinated the process of co-building the HR strategic vision in 2008, using « learning expeditions » & « design thinking» approaches, and mobilising the whole HRD community
  • Launched « Danone Campus », the Danone distinctive model of Corporate University – in 2016, Danone Campus impacted more than 30 000 Danone employees around the world.
  • Animated the “Organisation Development” community on change & project portfolio mgt

Senior Management Consultant ▪ 1985 - 1997

Gamma International then Gemini Consulting ▪ Paris, France

Consultant & project director: missions in France & Germany, in the areas of:

  • Organization & process redesign in various sectors: retail, consumer goods, energy, administration
  • Mobilization & change management programs; large-scale mobilization for French National Education & Cap Gemini
  • HR vision & strategy building - eg: for Group Bouygues with Group HR VPs

HRD role Gemini Consulting France + Italy + Spain from 1994 to 1997: in charge of recruiting, staffing, development & mentoring.

External Contributions ▪ 2008 - Present

Speaker in workshops & conferences: Master RH / Sciences Po, Congrès Learning, International

Consortium for Executive Development & Research (ICEDR)

Coordinator of the HR course within the Sorbonne – Celsa MBA

SKILLS

  • Strategic thinking
  • Innovation & design
  • Change management & mobilization
  • Able to manage complexity – analysis & synthesis skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Team development & coaching

EDUCATION

Ecole Centrale, Paris, 1983 ▪ Engineering

CNAM, Paris, 1984 ▪ Psychologie du Travail / Organization Psychology

ESCP, Paris, 1997 ▪ HR Strategic Management

LANGUAGES

French mother tongue, Fluent in English

INTERESTS & HOBBIES

Tennis, cinema, trekking, rowing (teams of 4), mentoring, travels & cultural differences

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Company - Contact (US)

North America Office
151 Bay Street, Suite 302
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA K1R 7T2
Phone Number
Canada / USA+1 613 884 7271
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(Europe)

Europe Office
1300 Route des Crêtes - BP 255
06905 Sophia Antipolis Cédex 05
France
Phone Number
Europe / France+33 6 0832 6886
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