In a nutshell, I am result-driven, strategic, analytical and hands-on.

Personal touch

I practice mountaineering at all season as an ongoing source of inspiration: it is about resilience, humility, assessing risks and of course being myself, harmonized with Nature. These values drive my conduct in all what I'm undertaking.

By the way, I took a picture of the bridge that you can see on my home page. Guess where it was!

Seasoned HR professional +20 years experience

  • Track record in small and large HR teams in various organizations

  • Expert in talent acquisition and retention, transformation and restructuring, negotiation with Staff Associations and Unions, cross-border transfers, employment contracts and people risk

  • Extensive knowledge of European Labour Law and, more specifically, labour regulations in Switzerland and France

  • Master in philosophy and Bachelor of literature and former student of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Séverine graduated in 2020 from the Board Membership Certificate of Sciences-Po

Business experience in different industries


As HR Director with a mission to transform the HR function of the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, Séverine applied best practices to secure all processes from a compliance and legal perspective, implementing KPIs to drive the decision-making process and foster support to managers.

Wealth Management - Capital Markets

Within HSBC Group, Séverine led the HR function of HSBC Private Bank Switzerland during the bank’s business model and cultural change transformation. As Head of HR for Investment Banking and Capital Markets at HSBC France, Séverine went through the 2008 financial crisis being exposed to a fast-paced changing environment, and demonstrating strong agility and versatility whilst supporting businesses and managers.

Industrial Services Telecom

Séverine worked for Vivendi (formerly Compagnie Générale des Eaux) as Talent Acquisition Officer and Advisor to CEOs and HR Heads on the significant restructuring triggered by the company’s extensive growth strategy.