AKKA TECHNOLOGIES : Nomination: Thierry Bourgeron appointed Head of Human Resources for AKKA Group Technologies


A strategic appointment intended to manage Human Resources at AKKA Technologies Group and help it fulfil its international ambitions.

AKKA Technologies, a firm specializing in engineering and technology consulting, announces the nomination of Thierry Bourgeron as head of HR.

Within the management team, which he joined in March 2008, Thierry Bourgeron will be in charge of defining a fitting and appropriate Human Resources strategy for the Group. In this capacity, he will be in charge of conducting such initiatives as talent management, disseminating the Group's values and ensuring that AKKA corporate culture is shared as well as harmonizing best practices.
Thierry Bourgeron will be coordinating the HR teams in AKKA's divisions and subsidiaries across the world while ensuring that the actions put in train are sustainable over the long term. His wide experience will enable the Group to expand and meet its international challenges by capitalizing on current best practices. His mission is to provide consistency and harmony to the pursuit of shared ambitions.

'I discovered a highly service-oriented and customer-focused Group which has benefited from an exceptional development dynamic. This growth has been driven by a burning ambition bolstered by human skills based on courage and respect » said Thierry Bourgeron.

« Our Group has been developing at a fast pace and top priority must be given to the men and women who work for it. Thierry's broad experience and his grasp of human relationships will bolster this dynamic expansion. His international background is a valuable asset, given the mid-term development challenges we are facing outside France and the international recruitments this will entail » recalls Maurice Ricci, CEO of AKKA Technologies.

Aged 55, Thierry Bourgeron is a law graduate and holds a degree from EM Lyon. He started his career in 1980 as head of personnel at RENAULT, a car company, and then for MERLIN GERIN (SCHNEIDER-ELECTRIC).
9 years later, he took over the HR department of the BILLON GROUP before joining RHONE POULENC where he worked for 12 years as international HR manager in the USA, followed by a stint as head of HR at RHONE POULENC AGROCHIMIE.
In 1999, he joined the GROUP CASINO GROUP as General Manager of the HR and corporate communications department.

About AKKA Technologies

AKKA Technologies, a high-technology and engineering consultancy, is providing guidance to industrial companies across the various stages of their projects, from R&D and design to assembly-line production and helps them resolve productivity issues
Thanks to its different positioning across the project lifecycle, AKKA Technologies offers industrial companies:

A wide range of skills and expertise such as Process & Product and Documentation Engineering, Industrial Computing and embedded systems and information systems Multi-sector expertise in: automotive, aeronautics, space/defence, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, steelmaking energy, rail and the services sector.

AKKA Technologies runs a network of agencies in France operating in all key industrial regions (Paris, Le Havre, Lille, Dunkirk, Belfort, Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille, Toulouse, Cannes, Bordeaux, Brest, Rennes, Nantes) and is present in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the UK, Switzerland, Morocco and Romania. Following the acquisition of COFRAMI in September 2007, the Group had over 5,100 staff at 31 December 2007

AKKA Technologies revenues were 236 M¤ in 2007 and the Group is listed on NYSE Euronext - Compartment C (Code ISIN FR0004180537).

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