Can you tell us briefly about your educational background?
"I took a bit of an unusual path. First, I graduated from the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies (IEP), where I studied public administration. After realising that the civil service was not for me, I did a master’s in Business Law then interned in a notary’s office.
But I then realised I did not want to be tied to a single place for my entire career, and I found the idea of staying in France my whole life very limiting. I wanted to discover new ways of working, new cultures…
So, with the aim of building an international career in the corporate world, I decided to enrol in a business school. That is when I joined the marketing programme at SKEMA Business School (called Sup de Co Lille at the time).
After having initially followed a very academic path, this training taught me very applied knowledge and operational skills to join the corporate world.
I actually joined the job market very quickly. After a six-month, final-year internship at L’Oréal, for the Biotherm brand in Germany, I was hired by the group. 25 years on, I’m still there!"