Jean-Luc Placet has spent much of his career as a management, organisation and human resources consultant for large organisations.
After graduating from the ESSEC business school, he began his career at Saint-Gobain’s marketing department before joining the marketing department of monthly business magazine L’Expansion. He joined consulting firm IDRH in 1981 and became its Chairman and CEO in 1992. Ever since then, he has overseen IDRH’s expansion at the same time as being heavily involved in employers’ organisations (MEDEF and Syntec Informatique) as well as France’s Economic, Social and Environmental Council.
IDRH joined PwC in 2016, retaining Jean-Luc Placet as its Chairman. He is also a PwC partner.
In his role as Chairman and CEO of IDRH, Jean-Luc Placet has supported numerous ministries and French multinationals, defending the art of harnessing the power of people to transform organisations. By putting employee commitment at the heart of the corporate plan, he helps fuel Sopra Steria Group’s strategic thinking in this area. Compensation and governance have also been key areas of focus during his career.
His elected duties on various Syntec bodies, including chairing Fédération Syntec (2011-2014) and European federation Feaco (2007-2012), give him a broad overview of the social challenges posed by business transformation at the international level. He has also contributed to the work of France’s Economic, Social and Environmental Council on labour relations and new forms of management.
As a member of the Executive Committee and subsequently the Statutory Committee of MEDEF, Jean-Luc Placet also gained further expertise in the governance and operation of executive bodies. He draws on the full range of this expertise in his role as Chairman of Sopra Steria Group’s Compensation Committee.