Xavier Alix: Executive Search Consultant, Europe

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Xavier Alix is partner of DHR International and works out of the firm's Paris, London and Frankfurt offices. Read more >

Xavier Alix is partner of DHR International and works out of the firm's Paris, London and Frankfurt offices.

Mr. Alix has more than 25 years of executive search experience and has successfully handled over 300 assignments. He concentrates on C-level and board director positions for a wide range of clients, particularly in the consumer, industrial, life science and advanced technology sectors. His clients are mostly large international companies, for which he conducts searches for positions in France, Europe, and at global level.

Representative clients have included: American Express, Areva, Axa, Bain Capital, Bristol Myers Squibb, Danone, Dell, DHL, Airbus , GE, IBM, L'Oreal, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, McCain Foods, Panasonic, Peugeot-Citroen, Publicis, Saint-Gobain, Sanofi, Total and Valeo.

Mr. Alix started his career in executive search as managing director of Russell Reynolds Associates. He then co-founded Alix Bellanger Associates, which later merged into Odgers Berndtson and became one of the leading executive search firms in France. As Chairman of Berndtson International, he also led its development in Europe and the UK.

Prior to becoming an executive search consultant, Mr. Alix worked in Frankfurt, Germany as an internal consultant to the management board of Hoechst AG, then the world's largest pharmaceutical group. He was also general manager, France for Lotus Development Corp., a leading US micro-computer software company now part of IBM.

Mr. Alix graduated with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale and studied Organizational Behavior at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (a.k.a. Sciences-Po). He then served as a second lieutenant in the French Navy before receiving a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. < Read less



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