PRESIDENT WHIRLPOOL EMEA,
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
From Turnaround to Mission Impossible
Over more than 30 years in the consumer goods industry, Gilles has faced rapid business growth and transformation in Central & Eastern Europe or with amazing brands such as M&M’s across Europe. He has also experienced turnarounds through business accidents when he relaunched the business in Romania or through many and various global or national crises. When joining the home appliance industry 4 years ago, he had the mission of turning around Whirlpool EMEA: the scale of the challenge was unprecedented for Gilles in terms of industrial hurdles, go to market fixes and in terms of alignment and engagement of 20.000 people.
However, the most exciting part of the journey was still to come when following the initial turnaround, a true mission impossible took off… anchored in “wowing” the lives of employees, consumers, customers, communities & planet and investors… all investors.
Gilles will share how he connected his long lasting but revisited leadership purpose with this mission and how he has engaged his organisation through the odds of brutal cost inflation, the war in Ukraine, the drop of consumer confidence and the anxiety of strategic reviews.
18:30 – 20:00 CET
12:30 – 14:00 EDT
09:30 – 11h00 PDT
Note that we will use English to facilitate this international meeting.