MEET THE INNOVATION TEAM

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MAXIME CHABAUD

Innovation Catalyst
& Innovation Director

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Maxime had the chance to travel the world for business purpose during the 15 years he spent working for BtoC companies, both designing and retailing products.

As Director of Innovation, Max's mission is to lead the innovation team & to facilitate initiatives within Lyreco in order to put innovation at the heart of everything Lyreco does.

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MARC CURTIS

Innovation Catalyst
& Open Innovation Manager

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Marc has worked in the digital and innovation space for the last 20 years, and has been involved in everything from creating giant sand sculptures for Lynx to robot piñatas to promote a video game launch.
 

When not eulogising about innovation at Lyreco, and dreaming about how the workplace will change over the next 10 years, he runs ultramarathons and bakes bread.

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PIA DUBAR 

Innovation Catalyst
& Innovation Process Leader

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Pia's background is in environmental engineering and she has previously worked in CSR for Lyreco France.

Pia is convinced that CSR and innovation are inseparable and she adds a sustainable and social touch to your projects development.

 

Pia loves sailing: in her free time, she is one of the 80 crew members of an 18th century full-rigged ship named L'Hermione.

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STELLA DIMITROVA

Innovation Ambassador

& Digital Manager

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Stella is part of the Finnish team, where she is involved in innovation and digital marketing. She believes in 'human first' approach and is interested in futurism and anything creative. She loves cats and has two persians who are her trusty assistants working from home. 

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KARINE PENNETIER 

Innovation Ambassador

& Financial Director 

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Karine has been working in Business partnering in Europe and Asia for more than 15 years. She belongs to the Asia team where she is working with the countries on finance, sustainability & innovation.

 

She believes in the role of companies to balance the triple bottom line “people, planet, profit” to contribute for Good to the world & give purpose to their employee. Apart from her personal zero-waste journey, her next challenge is to run a Triathlon.

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MICKAEL GUERARDELLE

Innovation Ambassador

& IT Director

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Mickaël has more than 20 years of IT experience. He has successively been a developer, IT PM, manager and even RSI in SMEs.

Mickaël has a passion for both home automation and animals, living as he does, in a farm with 3 horses, 4 ponies, and many smart speakers, he considers himself to be a "Geek Farmer".

His current objective: To make IT simpler.

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LAURENT SILCZAK

Innovation Ambassador

& Project Coordinator

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Laurent is working in IT for more than 22 years, starting as a developer and becoming IT Project Manager since then.

He's convinced that from a human perspective, people can bring a real added-value when working on Core activities, instead of spending time doing recurrent tasks that could be handled by automates. 

In his daily life, Laurent finds peace of mind by playing music (keyboards, guitar), reading and drawing (landscapes, comics characters, cars...).

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STEFANO PUCCINI

Innovation Ambassador

& Data Analyst

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Stefano main field of interest is Big Data and Machine Learning. Grown up in a fast-paced environment (after graduating in 2012, he’s been a member of the EMEA Analytics Team @ Groupon until 2017), he then decided to take on the challenge of building the Analytics Team in Lyreco Italy.

 

Unlike the past, we are now totally submerged in data. Being able to collect, analyze, interpret and be guided by them is at the core of companies’ competitive advantage nowadays. Stefano’s mission is to spread the word and foster the data-driven approach in Lyreco. He is fond of the “data-insight-action” motto: data is valuable only if it’s actionable…that’s when game starts to be real!

 

When he stops being a “data nerd” during working hours, he usually picks up his electric bass (his true love for 15 years now) to play some music…and he’s a competitive online gamer too (geek!)

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FALKO KÖHLER

Innovation Ambassador

& Digital Transformation Manager

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Falko has been working for more than 4 years in the environment of Data and Digital Transformation.

After finishing his career in professional cycling he decided to bring some good old German engineering skills to the jungle of transformation.

 

He is an optimist by nature with a strong belief in adaptability, progress and collaboration as a mindset. Falko is on a mission to build bridges between people and technology across generations (when not sitting on his bike of course)!

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JOSÉ DURÁN

Innovation Ambassador

& PMO Manager Benelux

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José has been working for more than 12 years in different sales management roles. Currently he’s responsible for the project management office in the Benelux.

 

Jose is very interested in business models, strategy and execution with a strong believe that corporate companies can learn and benefit from start-up & scale-up mentality for change.

 

Enjoying burgundy life with his family is what he loves most. He can therefore be found regularly behind the gas stove and the barbecue.

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THOMAS PRUVOST

Innovation Ambassador

& Innovation project Coordinator

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After 17 years in different SMB & Corp sales teams, Thomas has been dedicated to new services and innovative projects in France since 2018.

Human centric, attentive to customer concerns and with a modest but realistic approach of our business, he has always preferred "finding solutions to customers challenges" than "simply selling products".

Outside of work and much to his family's despair, Thomas loves testing new devices and gadgets. Also Thomas loves traveling with his family, visiting a new European capital for each New Year Eve with his wife and 2 children.