Senior Vice-President, Strategic Alliances
Christel Heydemann is Executive Vice-President of Human Resources and Transformation at Alcatel-Lucent and Member of the Executive Management Committee. Other executive roles at the company include Vice-President of the Strategic Alliance with HP, Member of the Alcatel-Lucent France Executive Committee responsible for sales in France and key Account Manager for SFR (Vodafone France, now Vivendi Group) and France Telecom/Orange. Heydemann joined Alcatel in 1999 on the Project Finance team of the Chief Financial Officer. She began her career at The Boston Consulting Group in Paris. Heydemann is also President of Fondation Azaria, created in 1940 to support employees facing personal difficulties. Her personal and professional experience has profoundly influenced her outlook on the responsibility of corporate leaders and how global leadership can play a more proactive role in societal issues such as diversity, social mobility and sustainability in today's difficult financial reality. Heydemann is a graduate of the French Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.