With a degree from the EM Lyon, he held sales and management positions with a global cosmetics leader before managing a communication and new technologies consulting firm. As a human resources and recruitment consultant since 1994, he has worked on Management and Executive searches as well as the evaluation of potential in the Consumer Goods, Industrial, Services, and Communication sectors.
Olivier THUREL CO-FOUNDER
With a DESS in HR, after starting his career in the service sector, in sales and management positions, he managed the Hiring Department at one of the largest public transit companies for 9 years. Now he is in charge of leading the training-consulting activity and major hiring and evaluation projects in the Transport, Industry, and Services sectors.
Thierry VILLEMAGNE ASSOCIATE PARTNER
With a diploma from the Institut Commercial Lyonnais, he held the position of Controller for Sales and Marketing in France and for Exports for a luxury cosmetic products group for 8 years before moving into human resources and recruitment Consulting in 2000. He works in the selection and recruitment of Managers and Executives for the Finance, Industrial, IT, and Consulting sectors.
Laurent FRIENCK DIRECTOR – URVIKA PARIS
With diplomas from the University of Lille in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Automation and from the International General Management Program at the ESSEC, he started his career as a Sales Engineer and then Product Director in electronic components and industrial instrumentation, where he worked for 10 years. A Business Engineer and then Manager of the Sales Department and Member of the Executive Committee of a BtoB Services Group specialising in scientific and technical databases, in 2007 he took over Sales and Marketing Management for the French subsidiary of a Japanese Group offering IT solutions and services for Retail and Industry. As a Recruitment and Human Resources Consultant since 2008, and Manager of the URVIKA office in Boulogne since 2011, he coaches SMEs and international groups in the BtoB services, publishing, and IT services sectors, the high-tech industry, energy, and e-commerce on their HR development strategies.
Priscylle CHARLOT TRAINING CONSULTANT
With a Licence in Humanities and training in Psycho-Pedagogy, she has more than 25 years experience in leading Management, Oral and Written Communication, Orientation, Individual and Group Efficacy, and other training programs. Specialising in “at risk or weakened (in positions with public interaction)” audiences, she works primarily in the difficult contexts of organisational and position changes.
Caroline FRARIER SENIOR PARTNER
With a diploma from the ESC Bordeaux and an Executive MBA from the ESSEC, she started her career with the American group Estée Lauder. This was a foundation experience for her career, as her passion for the luxury products sector led her to hold positions of Marketing and Communication Manager in this sector for various international brands for twenty years. In 2007, her understanding of people and her involvement in Corporate Management led her to move into work as a human resources and recruitment consultant. She is also trained in Coaching, and she works for the ESSEC Executive Education program on coaching candidates and participants in various training curricula. She joined the URVIKA Group in 2011, where she works on assignments to directly approach Executives and Managers in all activity sectors.
Myriam MANSOUR-ALBALATE SENIOR PARTNER
As an Occupational Psychologist, she started her recruitment career in an American multinational working in the multimedia/IT sector, then worked with a Human Resources Department for an auto maker, a highly operational position, where she expanded her HR skills at a production site. Then she joined one of the European leaders in Transport and Logistics, where she created the position of Recruitment Manager and the Employment and Skills Management Centre at a regional office. For more than 6 years, she implemented HR tools, managed executive recruitment and interviews to evaluate potential, and monitored employee mobility and career management. She joined the URVIKA Group in 2008 as a Consultant. She works on recruitment and evaluation of potential assignments for Executive Managers, Top & Middle Management, Experts, and support positions for a wide range of customers, in particular, in Industry, Metallurgy / Plastics, Transport and Logistics, Distribution, and other sectors.
Florence MAYER SENIOR PARTNER
After earning a BTS (Two-year vocational diploma) in Agribusiness and a university degree in Biology, she started her career in the Laboratory before moving into Recruitment and Human Resources Consulting. Starting as a search manager, she moved into a Consultant position in 2001. At the URVIKA Group, she works in the Agribusiness, Cosmetics, Health, and Life Sciences sectors.
Armelle PAILLER COACH – TRAINING CONSULTANT
After a degree in European and international management, she works for 5 years in business positions leading at the same time a sustained activity in a theater group. The latter leads her to change her career path into human resources consultancy as a training consultant operating in different fields : management (from taking office to coach manager, in change management contexts) ; professional efficiency in particular priority management, self assertion and stress management,interpersonal communication, public speaking ; team dynamic : meeting, cohesion, work better together ; trade negotiation. As a certified coach, she also leads missions of support, individual coaching, and team building.
Benoit PAPI SENIOR PARTNER
With a Masters in “Information and Communication” from the Institut Français de Presse (Paris II – Assas), he began his journalistic career in the printed press, before seizing the opportunity to help set up a recruitment firm in Paris. He helped to develop this universal yet small company for over nine years. Over the course of projects commissioned by major companies and SME/SMI, both internationally and in France, he developed a great deal of versatility through carrying out recruitment work for Senior Executives (Technical, Marketing, Financial, Human Resources, etc. Directors), Operational Managers and sales staff. Motivated by the ambition, resources and structure of URVIKA, and sharing the values of its directors, he decided to join the Paris branch of the Firm in 2015. At URVIKA he works most particularly in the recruitment and assessment of Directors, Managers and Experts for the Industry, Transport/Logistics/Supply Chain and BtoB Services sectors.
Frederic SCHOCH SENIOR PARTNER
With a Masters in Sales Management of Sales Networks from the IUP in Colmar, Frédéric began his career as an Expansion Manager for a young franchise network of Games Centres for children, which he supported in its organisation and development projects in France. He then joined a large Human Resources, Interim and Recruitment Consulting company through which he regularly worked his way up for ten years, working as a Consultant, Manager, Market Leader and Marketing and Communications Manager, joining the Leadership Team of one of the specialised Divisions in 2013 . Keen to be part of a new project, he joined URVIKA in 2015 to oversee its development in the Great East of France, based in Strasbourg. He works on recruitment and assessment projects for Directors, Managers and Experts in the Industry, Services, Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors on behalf of large companies and SMEs.
Arva NURBHAI ADMINISTRATIVE HEAD
Following a double Licence diploma in Law and Political Science supplemented by a curriculum in Human Resources Management, she started with a Recruitment Firm as an assistant in a position involving multiple responsibilities. She joined URVIKA in autumn 2011, and is in charge of in-person and telephone reception of candidates and customers, and administrative management. While keeping her missions regarding administration of sales and follow-up of the suppliers, she becomes, in 2014, Training assistant then Manager service, in charge of the support of the Consultants in the elaboration and the follow-up of the offers, the logistic organization of the training courses, the realization of tools and supports and customer relationships, and communication of the Group on the social networks.
Nadege BENDJEGUELAL RESEARCHER – LYON POLE SOURCING COORDINATOR
With a Master’s 2 professional degree in “Disabilities, Inclusive Education”, she completed a 6-month work/study programme as corporate relations officer with a Professional Retraining School for servicemen and workers with disabilities. She then took up the position of operation assistant for a service provider group specialising in corporate reception professions. Following a period as a recruitment and admissions officer for an IT School, she joined the URVIKA Group in January 2018 as a Search Officer. She works in tandem with Consultants on missions for the identification and selection of managers, executives and experts in the sectors of services, new technologies and IT, industry, mass consumption and transport.
Linda BAKHI RECRUITMENT ASSISTANT
Holder of a Professional Qualification Certificate at the EFFAC (French School for Reception Training), she was a Reception Officer for 9 months with Russel Reynolds Associates, an international Executive Search Cabinet, before joining the URVIKA Group in Paris in 2017 as an Assistant. In her present position, she is responsible for the physical and telephone reception of customers and candidates, and works alongside Search Officers and Consultants in sourcing (CV banks, social networks), database administration and mission follow-up. Her stays in Ireland and London have made her fluent in English.
Jonathan GRIMAULT RESEARCHER
Holder of a Business Computing BTS (higher technician certificate), a Bachelor’s degree in economic and social administration, and a Human Resources Manager Certificate, for 4 years he held the position of Human Resources Assistant with a Human Resources and Organisation Consulting Group specialising in the creation and management of employer groups before joining a major international IT consulting firm as a Recruitment Officer. Wishing to take up new challenges and confront new business sectors and corporate contexts, he joined the URVIKA Group in 2017. As a Search Officer, he works in tandem with Consultants on missions for the identification and selection of managers, executives and experts in the sectors of services, new technologies and IT, industry, mass consumption and transport.
Emna POLUS RESEARCHER – PARIS POLE SOURCING COORDINATOR
Possessing a degree in management, she has completed her training by a Master’s 2 degree in Human Resources (specializing in Psychology) at INSEEC Paris, which she did alternating with an important international recruitment firm. She joined the URVIKA Group in 2012 as a recruitment assistant and, as such, is responsible for physical and telephone reception in the URVIKA Paris offices, helps consultants and takes part in recruitment operations by putting announcements on line, sourcing and prequalifying candidates. As a Search Manager since 2014, she operates on direct approach missions, particularly in the sectors of industry, services, computer and digital. Bilingual French – Arabic, she practises also usually English, what allows her to intervene regularly in international contexts.
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