[APPOINTMENTS]  - 01/25/22


The Cercle Magellan is pleased to welcome 2 new members to the International Talent Management Club Professional Committee: Arnaud Fréret, Veolia and Emmanuelle Donnet, BNP Paribas Cardif and for the International Mobility Club: Emilie Ledan, Groupe SEB and Valérie Stephan, Safran.

The committee’s role is to offer a window on company’s needs, to engage in professional and occupational development and to propose, in liaison with working groups, improvements to regulations and schemes related to international human resources.

We would like to wish them a warm welcome and much success!

Arnaud Fréret, Group Talent Manager - Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technical & Performance, Innovation, Veolia

Currently group talent manager for operations, sales & marketing, technical and performance, and R&D, Arnaud joined Veolia in 2005 on an international business internship to Morocco in operational HR. In 2009 he joined Veolia Eau’s head office in Paris as recruitment & mobility coordinator to support the group’s growth in new locations by sending talents and experts from mature markets.
In 2012, he went to Oman on a co-management contract between the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) and Veolia as PAEW’s HRD, accompanying the exponential growth of the sultanate’s water needs.
He returned to Paris in mid-2015 as head of international mobility at Veolia, taking on the challenge of overhauling the group’s international mobility policy.
In mid-2019 he was appointed group talent manager for operations. He took on new responsibilities when Veolia was bought out by Suez at the start of 2022.


Emmanuelle Donnet, International HR Business Partner, BNP Paribas Cardif

Emmanuelle Donnet began her career in 1996 in Décathlon’s international finance department as accounting manager. In 1997, she joined KPMG as senior head of assignments. She then moved to Groupe Bonduelle in 2000 as an international internal auditor then to BNP Paribas Cardif in 2004 as an expert controller (accounting and financial assets reporting department).
In 2010, she joined group human resources as international project manager. Among other things, she was responsible for annual salary reviews, talent management, succession plans and other HR projects, such as the integration of a new entity.
Since 2017, Emmanuelle is international hr business partner.

 Émilie Ledan, Head of Mobility & Expatriations, Groupe Seb

Emilie graduated from the Rhône Alpes regional law school in 2007, and after 11 years working in a law firm, joined Groupe Seb in 2018. As a group business partner, she assists local HR, giving her the opportunity to be a creative force and to bring her expertise in the field of talent management.

  Valérie Stephan, Global Head of International Mobility, Safran

For almost a decade, Valérie worked in international mobility consulting firms advising multinationals in finance and agri-food on implementation of international mobility policy and management of international employees. In addition to her technical expertise, she was in charge of human resources and recruitment as well as the training of professional teams for her French and international clients.

In 2018, Valérie joined Safran as Global Head of International Mobility to manage the group’s expatriates around the world (+280 expatriates in 43 countries). She has restructured the company’s international mobility by setting up a central team of experts in a network of hubs in China, India, the UK and the US, that she runs and works with on a daily basis.


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