Founder and Managing Director of the consultancy, DRAGONFLY GROUP, Eric has 20 years of experience living and working in Asia (Singapore, Taiwan and China for over 18 years: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong). Prior to founding DRAGONFLY GROUP in 2000, he held several management positions in China for European companies in the heavy industry sector (Scandinavian group’s Sandvik), in the light industry (France’s Arc International), as well as in consulting (with Nicholson International from the United Kingdom).
His areas of expertise include human resources (recruitment, assessment, coaching, leadership and talent development) for companies operating or setting up in China. Furthermore, he benefits from a solid experience in the set-up, development and restructuring of foreign companies and distribution networks in China as well as in sourcing and purchasing.
A sinologist by training, Eric has been interested in Chinese culture since 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese language and civilization from the French National Institute of Oriental Studies, a MPhil in International project management and human resources from the French Academy of Arts and Crafts, a diploma in International business management from ESG business school and is graduated from both the Coach U academy (US and Hong Kong) and Progress U (Shanghai). He is also a certified MBTI practitioner.
Eric is trilingual: fluent in Chinese, English and French. His wife is Chinese and he has a 15 year old son.
Furthermore, Eric is a frequent speaker at business organizations as well as at several academic institutions in China and overseas on issues related to HR and Leadership in China. He is also a career coach within the University of Hong Kong’s MBA program (in partnership with the London School of Economics and Columbia University).
His contributions on the 50 lessons’ management in China videos are available at
http://www.50lessons.com/exclusive/tarchoune/ and he contributed to the Harvard Publishing House’s book “Succeeding in China” as well as in the soon to be released book “History of French companies in China”, where he authored the chapter on human resources.
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