NEWS22 June 2015

Ipsos makes talent development a priority

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FRANCE — Ipsos has created a global chief talent officer position and appointed its Canadian country manager, Gary Bennewies, to the role as part of its New Way initiative.

Bennewies will oversee the human resources function across Ipsos, and strategic initiatives related to talent development and succession planning. In addition, he will continue to lead efforts in developing Ipsos’ global agriculture and animal health presence.

He will report to its chairman and CEO, Didier Truchot and be based in its Paris office.

Bennewies joined Ipsos when it acquired the Angus Reid Group in 2000. He was appointed country manager for Canada in 2001 and oversaw the integration of Ipsos NPD Canada and Tandemar Research. In addition, he completed several acquisitions for Ipsos including Descarie Complice, Camelford Graham and Forward Research. As a member of the North America core leadership team, Bennewies also led the region’s marketing and communication organisation.

Truchot said: “The creation of this new chief talent officer role is part of our New Way programme which aims to transform our organisation and be real game changers in our industry. Part of this programme is focused on developing our talents and teams’ expertise as well as improving our human resources processes.”