CWT Names Jean-Luc Duchemin EVP Global Human Resources
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, has named Jean-Luc Duchemin executive vice president global human resources, effective April 6, 2010. Mr. Duchemin will be based in Paris and report to CWT president and chief executive officer Douglas Anderson. He will also be a member of the company’s global executive team.
Mr. Duchemin, 55, has extensive international experience, having worked in regional and global positions for much of his career. Over the last seven years, he’s been based in the United States, where, most recently, he was senior vice president human resources for Philips Healthcare, a global division of Royal Philips. Prior to that, he was human resources director and divisional vice president for the worldwide Consumer Digital Imaging Group of the Eastman Kodak Company.
Mr. Duchemin also spent several years working in Europe. In addition to holding senior- level positions based in Paris with Sperian Protection and Mitsubishi Electric Telecom Europe, he was with GE Medical Systems and GE Plastics in the United States and France. Mr. Duchemin spent the early part of his career with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Europe, as well as Lafarge S.A.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Anderson said: “I’m delighted Jean-Luc will be joining Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Having worked in a variety of blue-chip corporations, he has a proven track record both as a strategic thinker and a hands-on agent for change that empowers people and the companies they’re in. His passion for the HR function and the pleasure he takes in culturally diverse work environments like ours will be a great asset to the nearly 18,000 employees working for CWT around the world.”A French citizen, Mr. Duchemin graduated from the Technology University of Amiens, France, with a degree in mechanical engineering.