Christian was born in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and lived 21 years in Vietnam, 19 years in Saigon and 2 years in Hanoi. He is mixed French, Vietnamese and Italian and is fluent in Vietnamese, English, French, Italian and German.
He grew up in Saigon in a Vietnamese cultural environment until 9 and then moved to France. Once in France he lived with his Vietnamese family and kept on practicing Vietnamese. He has a double culture: French and Vietnamese.
Christian has 30 years of working experience in 3 fields:
- 5 years: Business Management: He co-created and co-managed 2 companies in The Netherlands and in Germany in the textile retail and e-commerce.
- 5 years: Hospitality Industry: He worked for companies such as Club Med, Hilton Hotels, Eiffel Tower and Sodhexo in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Maldives, Thailand and Malaysia with international teams and using up to 4 languages.
- 20 years: Education: Teacher, Tutor, Instructor, Trainer, Coach for a multi-cultural and multi-lingual public, from children up to adult in French, English, Economics, Scuba diving, Soft Skills, Intercultural in 12 countries.
In 1991-92, after achieving 2 Master Diplomas in Business Administration and Political Science in Paris, Christian worked in Hanoi as a Linguistic Attaché for the French Embassy. He lectured French for different Universities and Managed training programs for 4 provinces of North Vietnam.
Back in Vietnam in 2009, Christian first worked as an English and French (IDECAF) teacher/tutor before becoming recruitment Senior Manager for Navigos Group, managing a team of 8; one his major task was to manage, build, coach and develop the soft skills of his Vietnamese team.
In 2010, he was teaching Business and Corporate English for a bank and 2 private language and Business schools and started to work with the corporate sector as a freelancer but also with training companies in Vietnam, consulting in HR, training, recruitment, designing and implementing corporate trainings. In May 2011 he was appointed by the CEO of the French company Officience, one of his former clients, at the position of Interim Head of Business Unit, managing a team of 27 Vietnamese/expats staff and Managers.
He is a Senior cross cultural trainer and coach for 18 renowned international Cross Cultural training and relocation companies:
- Dwellworks (Dean Foster Associates) - IOR Global Services - Crown - BGRS (Brookfield) - Cultural Awareness International - Cartus - Santa Fe - Learnlight (Communicaid) - Global LT - ICUnet.AG - Resident Vietnam - Global Training Partners - Intercultural Competence - Worldtraderesource - Worldwideconnect - Relocation Vietnam - Trans Cultural Group - Global Connection
Soft Skills, Corporate English Trainer and Coach for 8 international companies: Towers Watson, ITD, Edith Punt Consultancy, Asia Resource Network, NGG Consulting, Asia Leap, VP Consulting, Hemsley-Fraser and Speak-First.
And +10 partners in Soft skills:
International: Helmsley-Fraser, NGG Consulting, Speak-First, Asia Leap... Local: French Chamber of Comm. in Vietnam, CTS, MekongTrain, SRI, Mindwork, Brainwork, Pans expert, Leaders create Leaders...
He was Honorary Principal for U.K. Academy, an international private school belonging to Nguyen Hoang Group.
• He is a Dwellworks, IOR, Cartus, Cultural Awareness International and Prudential Cross Cultural Certified Trainer (Adult and Youth)
• Johnson&Johnson certified facilitator for the company’s Leadership Development Program
• Honorary Principal of UK Academy, a private international school network based in Vietnam
• Train the trainer
• Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam: Best Speaker. The topic of the presentation was "Why is it difficult to work with Vietnamese?”
• 8 From Cartus: Cross Cultural Trainer Certificate of Excellence 2013, Service Achievement Award 2015, Regional Collaborator Award 2016, Service Excellence Award 2016/2017/2018, Intercultural Collaborator Award 2017/2018
• From Dean Fosters Associates (Dwellworks): Best Supplier of the Year 2016 nominee
• Acting for TV commercial, TV series in Vietnamese
• Photo Modeling for press advertising
• MC for international events in 3 languages: English, French and Vietnamese (All three at the same time if requested)
• TV host for Vietnamese TV programs, in Vietnamese
• Translator/Booth interpreter
List of companies trained:
Samsung - ThyssenKrupp - Mercedes Benz - Bayer - Kimberly-Clark - Starbucks - Mastercard - Microsoft - Coca-Cola - PepsiCo - General Motors - Ford - General Electric - Visa - Monsanto- Johnson&Johnson - Boeing - Price Waterhouse Coopers - Honeywell - Baker&McKenzie - L’Oreal - GAP - Novartis - Sanofi - Glaxo Smith and Kline - Nike - Unilever - 3M - Procter and Gamble - Standard Chartered Bank - Deutsche Bank - Moet Hennessy - Mitsui - Sumitomo - Merck - Heineken - Bouygues - Total Vietnam - Exxon-Mobil - Bosch - Chevron - Repsol - Pfizer - Sanofi - Vertex - Bouygues - Cargill - Danone - Siemens - ANZ Bank- Prudential - Metlife - Sunlife - Colgate-Palmolive - Friesland Campina - Nestle - Tetra Pak - Holcim - Kone - Abbotts - AIA - Amway - Target - Fonterra - Friesland Campina - Li-Fung - AbbVie - UTC - Pratt & Whitney - JTI - Babcock & Wilcox - CBRE Ellis - Saint-Gobain - Akzo Nobel - Schaeffler - Molex - ON semiconductor - DSM - ED&F MAN - Perfetti Van Melle - Federal - Mogul - Hella - DeLaval - Henkel - USG Boral - International SOS - Petro Vietnam - Terumo BCT - URC - INSEE- Coach Inc - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Baxter - Avery Dennison - Fashion Garment Ltd - First Solar - Covestro - Novellus - MSIG - Allergan - Asian Commercial Bank (ACB) - Sacombank -TUV Rheinland Vietnam - Navigos Group - French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia - Singapore Power - Central Bank of the Philippines - Hilti - Premier Oil - ICP Vietnam - Groz-Beckert - ZIM Integrated Shipping Services - Saigontourist - Petronas Carigali - Takeda Sdn Bhd - Sapura Kencana - Thailine Resources - Hess Oil - IndoTrans Logistics - SME Bank - Murphy Sarawak Oil Corp - BC Petrochemical - Hill&Associates - Lanxess Butyl - Epcos - Temasek Polytechnic - Coland Holdings - Vallianz Holdings - Swiber - Logwin Air Ocean - M+W - Maybank - Officience - Kantarmedia TNS - Vien Phat - Carigali-PTT - IndoTrans Logistics - Adeo services - Talisman Energy - Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd - Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd - Unicorn International Pte Ltd - Singapour City Development - Temasek Polytechnic - Buss Global - Singapore Sports Council - Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas - Tenaga Ntl Bhd - JX Nippon Oil &Gas Exploration - PT Paiton Energy
Metrology world summit
Regional/ International Company meetings
Philippe Starck visit to Vietnam