Families, Global Careers, and Companies that Support Them 2/2

Mr. Alain Bernard, then president & CEO for a legendary Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels Japan (currently president & CEO for Van Cleef & Arpels Americas), shares his career and family experiences in Paris, Singapore and Japan, as well as how he manages his company to find and retain global talent. Mr. Bernard shares his strategies—as well as the limits—about creating a global career while leading a fulfilling family life. He also shares how the corporate philosophy of Van Cleef & Arpels supports developing promising employees who seek a global career while balancing their professional and personal lives.

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Professional Seminar:
"Best of both worlds: Families, Global Careers, and Companies that Support Them" Part 2: Dialogue


Speaker: Mr. Alain Bernard, then president & CEO for Van Cleef & Arpels Japan (currently president & CEO for Van Cleef & Arpels Americas), Mrs. Anne-Laure Bernard, Ms. Megumi Taoka, faculty of GLOBIS University
Time and Date: 19:00 - 21:00, Thursday, March 7, 2013
Venue: GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan
Language: English
Duration: 1:34:25

Guest Speaker

Mr. Bernard became CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels Japan (Richemont Group) in 2009, where he leads the business expansion and a deep transformation process. Prior to that, in 11 years with Cartier (Richemont Group), he has held several global and regional executive positions, including Managing Director of South-East Asia in Singapore and more recently International Customer Service Director at the Paris HQ. Mr. Bernard began his career as a consultant, first for the French government and then for Ernst & Young International.
Mr. Bernard graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Phd, Physical Engineering 1998, Collège de France

Entered Loreal as Research Engineer, Hair Care
In Singapore: Training Center
In France: Skin Care Laboratory
In Japan: Laboratory Manager in Skin care
In New York: Sun Care (UV protection)

Dialogue Partner

Ms. Taoka spent many years engaged in financial reporting for several global companies in London, New York and Tokyo before joining GLOBIS. Her industry expertise ranges from fashion and entertainment to recruiting and human capital. Her recent research is focused on organizational dynamics and diversity within global firms and its impact on the firm’s financial sustainability. Ms. Taoka earned her MBA from the University of Tsukuba.

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