The first class of participants to the ‘Kering Greater China – Leading talent through global perspective’ executive education programme received certificates of completion

12 June 2015

The  first  class  of  participants  to  Kering’s  executive  education  programme tailored-made for managers operating in Greater China attended the final training module and closing ceremony last week in Paris.

Launched by Kering in April 2014 and organized in collaboration with the leading academic institutions HEC Paris and Tsinghua SEM, this training programme was specifically designed to meet China’s talent development requirements. 

The ‘Kering Greater China – Leading talent through global perspective’  executive education programme ended on 5th June 2015 in Paris. The first class of 18 participants, from Kering and some of its brands operating in China, attended the closing ceremony at the Hôtel du Collectionneur in Paris. During the Gala Dinner all participants have been awarded with a certificatefrom HEC Paris and Tsinghua SEM, also giving them access to credits for further executive programmes. 

Coming from Kering corporate functions in China and Kering brands operating in China such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron and Puma, the managers took part to a training articulated in three modules designed by Kering Human Resources team, jointly with Tsinghua SEM and HEC Paris.

The first module was organized in Beijing in April 2014; the second one took place in Shanghai in October 2014; the final one, closing the programme, took place in Paris from 2nd to 5th June 2015. Brand Management, Retailing and Distribution, Social Media, Intercultural Leadership – the training covered a wide range of topics designed to address specificities of the Chinese market and widen the participants’ perspective on their activity and business practices. On top of the three core modules, the executive programme included webinar sessions, team projects and various workshops to improve and adapt managerial skills to coo  p  e  ration  ”  Masterclass  led  by  the  conductor,  artistic  director  and  comedian  Michel Podolak,  in  complete  immersion  in  a  rehearsal  with  the  musicians  of  the  Pasdeloup   Orchestra. 

The first edition of the ‘Kering Greater China – Leading talent through global perspectives’ programme has just been completed and met fully the participants’ expectations”  said Belén Essioux-Trujillo, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources at Kering. “Thanks to the training sessions organized by Kering, along with Tsinghua SEM and HEC Paris, in Beijing, Shanghai and finally Paris, the participants were able to broaden their vision on multiple issues, central to the evolution of their activities in Asia today. Being the first one of its kind developed in Greater China, this executive programme will help addressing talent development challenges specific to the Chinese market”.  

“The Chinese market is highly competitive and also very challenging, especially when it comes to talent sourcing, attractiveness and retention”,  explains Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris. “Through the ‘Kering Greater China – Leading talent through global perspectives’ programme, we have leveraged our academic partnerships and expertise in luxury management education to address these challenges. It is always exciting to bring our global experience and best practice to China, and to help develop talent in the luxury industry.”  

We are very happy to work with Kering and HEC Paris to offer this program  ,” said Ray DI, chair professor of the program from Tsinghua. “With the rapid development of fashion and luxury market, China needs more talents who know industrial knowledge and management as well. Tsinghua is proud to hold the program and set up the cooperation with Kering  ”.

Kering’s ‘Greater China – Leading talent through global perspectives’  executive education programme   stands  among  various   talent  initiatives   launched  in  collaboration  with Tsinghua SEM and HEC Paris by Kering or its brands over the years.


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