Areas of Expertise
Digital, Media, Entertainment, Telecoms, FMCG, Luxury Goods, Industry, Corporate Services.
CHL Executives is an expert headhunting firm, recruiting executives and specialized staff on a national and international scale.
In partnership with our clients, we provide expert needs analysis and advice for the duration of our relationship on everything, from identifying core skills to the welcoming of new employees.
Since we pay particular attention to the members of "our" network, we like to track the careers of our candidates and support them in their professional development.
The CHL Executives team is known for its forward-thinking and approachable attitude. Our high quality work, along with our operational and superior industry knowledge, guarantee that the relationships we form are trustworthy and successful.
We act quickly and efficiently to find the best possible candidates, in order to respect deadlines set by our clients. We understand business needs, by means of this, we are able to concentrate on targeting candidates and validating their skills right from the outset. If one of the parties is called into question, we liaise appropriately to find suitable solutions in timely way.
Each mission has its own specifications and idiosyncrasies. Our clients and candidates, therefore, receive tailored support designed to provide the best possible match between their expectations and objectives. We ensure effective partnerships through a strong culture of ROI and for this reason all our missions are exclusive.
We use all means necessary to initiate a close relationship with approached candidates. Since we are particularly concerned with the quality of what we do, we provide our customers with consistent and personalized follow-up. Our commitment is based on an optimal balance between customer and candidate satisfaction, delivered in the strictest of confidence.
Each new mission enhances our sector and operational expertise. We continually strive to improve our search tools and our candidate tracking methods. Since we believe that the 'hunt' is a cornerstone of our profession, we offer our clients the most effective tools and a 'top class' network.
Christophe Lechère launched his career at TBWA in 1989, where he held commercial positions before becoming Director of Development. He then joined American Express in international Marketing and Business Development positions. It 1999, he joined one of the very first digital ventures, MultiMania, which was sold after an IPO to the Bertelsmann group – Christophe headed up Business Development and Strategy. Two years later, a taste for entrepreneurship, innovation and digital drove him in the direction of StepStone, a Scandinavian-British online job board. His mission: to launch and develop the French subsidiary.
In 2002, Christophe joined the headquarters of Alcatel Lucent to head up business development for the SMB market, mainly in Europe and Asia.
In 2004, he entered a general headhunting firm as a Partner, where he served as Chairman for 5 years. The adventure continued until 2014 when Christophe decided to set up CHL Executives, so that he could specialize in his preferred sectors (digital, media, energy and public sector).
He has a master in Law (Panthéon- Assas).
Arnaud Ploix joined CHL Executives in November 2015, after 3 years of experience as Equity Partner in a leading executive search company. Arnaud has more than 25 years experience in General Management inside France and abroad (export businesses, USA and Japan). He started his career as a Product Manager at Gervais Danone France (1984-1988).
He then joined Yves Saint Laurent Parfums in 1989 as America's Export Director. Soon after, he was promoted to President and CEO of YSL Corp in New-York until 1994, when he integrated the management committee of Louis Vuitton Malletier, to develop the accessories and the Japanese subsidiary of Christian Lacroix.
In 1998, he became the International Director of Hermès Parfums, before joining the Shiseido group in 2002, as Managing Director of Decléor and Carita.
After being in charge of the strategic communication of the Oddo bank from 2007 to 2009, he became Managing Director of Krys Group, Leader Company of French opticians.
Arnaud is an expert of luxury goods and branded products, as well as selective distribution and services in an international environment. He has a strong operational experience in strategy, sales and marketing development as well as team management.
Arnaud Ploix holds a BA degree in Political Science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), a BA degree in accounting (DESCF), and an MBA degree from HEC.
of our clients are international
of our clients are or have been Start-ups
of our clients are leaders in their market
of candidates recruited
are still in the job 2 years later
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