Florence Lecoutre


Florence Lecoutre

Global Head of HR


  • George Town University - Washington DC, International Business Management Certificate | 2015-2017
  • INRIA - Research- Engineer, Doctorate Degree first year |1991
  • INSA LYON – Engineering school, Master Degree in Engineering and Computer Science | 1991

  • Jun 2016 – Present Head of Group HR (France)
  • Aug 2015 – Jun 2016 Sabbatical leave (USA)
  • Dec 2009 – Aug 2015 Group Chief Information Officer (France)
  • Jan 2007 – Dec 2009 Group IT Production General Manager (France)
  • Jan 2004 – Dec 2006 Chief Information Officer, Board Member for EH (France)
  • Jul 2001 – Dec 2003 Programme Director (France)
  • Jun 1999 – Jun 2001 Chief Information Officer (Belgium)
  • Aug 1997 – May 1999 Head of IT for Euler International (UK)

What attracted you to Euler Hermes?

I started at Euler Hermes after many years in consulting. At that time the company was simply called Euler, and I was offered the chance to move to London to help drive the creation of our first worldwide entity, Euler International. At that period, our group was made up of only three countries, France, Belgium and the UK, and our culture could be described as country-centric. Today we are present in more than 50 countries and we have a completely international perspective. We work with a diverse group of people and rely on the economic context in each of our regions to drive best-practice across the group.

How did you grow within Euler Hermes?

I have been fortunate to work in several countries – UK, Belgium and France, and also with different business departments on a range of information system projects, from Euler International to IRP, production consolidation programme, – our most complex system and one that is truly dedicated to our core global business. These experiences helped me to advance and ultimately reach the Group CIO position that I kept for six years, until September 2015 when I took a 10-month sabbatical to complete my Masters of Engineering in an executive program at George Town University in Washington, DC. Upon my return, I received a new challenge in the opportunity to step-in as Head of Group HR, which is also a perfect demonstration of our current strategy – promoting cross functional moves.

Describe Euler Hermes in 3 words

Innovative. Dynamic. International.

What do you enjoy most about working with Euler Hermes?

Euler Hermes is a truly global company but it is small enough to be pragmatic, and deliver fast and concrete results, while still keeping a global & international outlook. This is what I enjoy.