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Philippe GAUD

Affiliate Professor

Management and Human Resources


Philippe Gaud has spent the last 25 years as an operational Human Resources professional in international companies .

He started his career with Reckitt & Colman, a british company specialised in Household and Personal care products recognised as an FMCG company (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).
He held a wide range of positions within HR, the last being as the European Human Resources Director .
He spent 6 years of his career with R&C in London .

In 1999, he joined Apple as the Human Resources Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), position that he held for 8 years. During that period, Apple grew from $1 billion to $6 billion through major organisational changes that made EMEA the best performing region at Apple .

These 8 years of constant changes has been an incredible opportunity to make the HR function a key player in these business challenges (organisation design, staffing, change management)
Philippe decided to leave Apple in Nov 2007 to dedicate his time to teaching.

He is now Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris where he teaches Human Resources Management at the MBA, Executive Education and Grandes Ecole. He is developing an expertise in the field of individual, group and organizational performance.He also collaborates to leadership development activities (Corporate consulting, research).

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