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Head of BP Insurance Risk Solutions
“I recently worked on a project with Hamid Senni from Vision Enabler restructuring the group function for which I am responsible. Hamid’s responsibilities were to lead and manage the change process of my group of people and their processes. Hamid demonstrated that he is a very capable person who delivers his projects with a high level of energy and enthusiasm. He was prepared to challenge and provide constructive input, which was very beneficial. His ability to rapidly become inclusive in the team was a quality welcomed by all staff who would then not be afraid to confide in him. Hamid has a high level of intellect, and combined with his personality and energy, this makes for him to be very effective.”
Senior VP Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer
“The initial contact that L’Oréal established with Hamid in January 2006 quickly transformed into an active collaboration of quality on a series of projects aimed at promoting diversity within the company. The professional and enthusiastic approach Hamid brought to human resource issues, which are often difficult to grasp, provided real added value at L’Oréal. Humble and always available, Hamid has the important qualities that make him a talented and visionary leader. ”
Paris Institute of Political Studies
Former Head of the Master of Human Resources
“I can say with confidence that Hamid was one of the best lecturers in the Master of Human Resources. He was committed to his students, and his dedication and high standards in completing his missions were remarkable. Hamid is a very driven and hard-working person of whom I think highly. His main skills as a lecturer can be summarised in 6 points: 1. Transforming students from inexperienced professionals to junior consultants, enabling them to conduct diversity audits across a Multinational. 2. Creating a groundbreaking framework for diversity performance. 3. Teaching the curriculum as a Train-the-trainer programme. 4. Empowering students to powerfully engage with HR executives and deliver workshops. 5. Navigating in the academic sphere competently, bridging business and academia on diversity issues. 6. Demonstrating visionary leadership with academic management staff. ”
Founder and Managing Director of Vision Enabler UK & VE France
Vision Enabler Consulting
(May 2005 - Present)
To set-up Diversity Club as Think-Tank to develop a National Diversity Standard (NDS) for France – members include Accenture, Airbus, Air France, AXA, BNP Paribas, Danone, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Pitney Bowes, RATP, Renault, Sanofi Aventis, Schneider Electric, Société Générale, Total, Unilever, Vedior, etc.
To grow VE’s D&I’s market profile by developing a differentiated products and services offering, including underlying Thought Leadership.
To contribute to business development and client pursuit efforts by leading the preparing of proposals and delivering presentations to potential clients (up to Executives level and Board Rooms).
To generate profitable revenue – developing lasting relationships with clients, through business development and account management leadership.
Achievement & Benefits:
Provided CEO’s & HR Executives with the single most impactful insight, which delivers 7 transformational benefits, handing over a clear vision, strategy, dashboard, action plan and implementation roadmap, including the D&I Communication plan.
Published a book ‘de la cité à la City’ with media relations experience (interviews published), engaging a select group of academics, C-suite executives and advising political leaders to promote D&I across the Academic & Corporate World with the vision of creating a Global Diversity Standard.
Engaged the United Nations during a 3-day Expert Group Meeting with a case study I delivered for a Fortune 100: “Creating an Inclusive Society – Practical strategies to promote social integration.”
Previous clients include: Airbus Defence & Space, British Petroleum, Danone & Sciences Po, L’Oréal, Microsoft, Publicis Groupe, Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Search For Common Ground (NGO).
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
(November 2014 - June 2016)
To deliver expert knowledge to engagement Partners across D&I – including recruitment, promotion, reward and retention.
To provide Thought Leadership on future trends and changes in D&I with a strategic and commercial focus.
Achievement & Benefits:
Advised and designed the Flexible Working change management programme using data analytics, increasing retention for key Female Executives by improving their work-life Integration.
Gained the sign-off of Managing Partner for the 2016 Women Returner Programme after designing it, allowing the firm to tap into a new Female Talent pool (12 week internship programme for women looking to return to the workforce after an extended career break).
Developed for the Resourcing Function their D&I Vision, Action Plan and Implementation Roadmap to improve career opportunities and development for BAME talents.
Audited the HR processes of the Tax business to enable them to meet their 3-year Diversity Targets using Workforce Analytics & facilitating workshops (on gender, ethnicity, disability & sexual orientation), for increased retention, improved staff engagement and morale as well as succession planning.
Education & Qualifications
University of Gothenberg
MBA in International Business
(1998 - 1999)
Graduate School of Business - Grenoble
Masters in Business Management
(1997 - 1998)
Pierre Mendés-France University
Masters in Economics
(1993 - 1997)
About Hamid Senni
Hamid is an Interim Diversity & Inclusion Specialist with particular expertise in designing and delivering programmes for European and international businesses. His professional skill set includes leading diversity audits, executing and implementing projects around the areas of Attraction (Employer Branding) and Recruitment, as well as Promotion and Retention for Gender, Ethnicity, LGBT and Disability. He has strong communication skills and proven experience in Executive Coaching, Mentoring and Training. His impressive track record includes working for high profile companies such as BP, Ericsson and KPMG, and he has also consulted at a large number of blue chip companies.