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Charles du Pontavice

Managing Director and Partner, Corporate Functions

Charles is currently Managing Director and Partner of Morgan Philips Executive Search Switzerland. He is an expert in headhunting using a direct approach in the following practices: Top Management, Finance, Human Resources, Tax & Legal. Charles is an experienced lawyer, having graduated from ESSEC Business School (MBA programme), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS) and Paris-Dauphine University. His career began in 2008 with Gide Loyrette Nouel, a premier international law firm. He offered legal advice to companies within the Industry and Banking fields on legal matters including Business Law and Corporate Law. In 2010, he specialized in Tax, Legal & Compliance recruitment for large firms and SMEs, as well as large players in the Banking & Finance fields. In 2013, he joined the Geneva office of Morgan Philips Executive Search to develop the Corporate functions practice in Switzerland. He recruits top management executives for large Swiss & International companies, family offices, and banks.

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Didier Bréan

Associate Director IT & Digital

Didier joined Morgan Philips Executive Search in Geneva in 2017 as Associate Director and leads the IT and digital practice. Didier holds a degree in Computer Science delivered by the Institut Technologique de Grenoble completed with a Masters Degree in International business and Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management. In 2008, he started his career as an IT Recruitment Consultant, specialising in Banking Technology and Environment. In 2010, he settled in Geneva working for an International recruitment firm, where he would broaden his area of expertise to IT Management roles. After 5 years on the Swiss market dealing with international companies as well as start-ups, he set up his own brand relying on his expertise of the IT and Digital market. As Associate Director IT and Digital he supports his clients in their recruitment of middle and top management experts. He works with International Groups, Local companies, as well as highly innovative Start-ups.

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Cécile Bontoux

Associate Director, Watchmaking & Industry

Cécile joined Morgan Philips Group in Geneva in 2015. As Associate Director, she leads the Morgan Philips Executive Search Industry practice. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in HR from IAE Grenoble in 2010, Cécile began her career in recruitment and project management in Switzerland for the world-leading watchmaker Patek Philippe. Interested in acquiring international work experience, she moved to Denmark in 2013 and worked for two years as an HR Consultant with the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce based in Copenhagen. In January 2015, she joined Morgan Philips Switzerland in Geneva and was in charge of driving our efforts in the engineering and technical sectors (junior to middle management positions) forward, especially for the watchmaking industry and micromechanics. As Morgan Philips Executive Search’s Associate Director, she is in charge of recruiting experts and managers for the Industry sector, with a very strong expertise in Watchmaking.

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Jean-Marie Bouchet

Associate Director, Life Sciences & Industry

In early 2019, Jean-Marie joined Morgan Philips Executive Search in Geneva as Associate Director in the Life Sciences and Industry practice. After graduating from IPAC and IDRAC (Business School), he joined the ATOLL Group in 1995 where he became an expert in technical and operational trades. He assists his industrial customers in the Lemanic region with their Middle and Interim Management recruitments. He then developed niche expertise in Mechanics and Micromechanics. In 2010, he joined the recruitment firm Aptitude and led the Industry and Health practices, accompanying his clients in their recruitment of Middle profiles to Top Management. In the Life Sciences & Industry department of Morgan Philips Executive Search, he works with large groups, SMEs and start-ups based in the industrial sector, particularly in the areas of Medical Devices, Biotech & Pharma and Healthcare. He assists his clients on their recruitment of C-level Expert profiles.

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