Clément Charlieu, 30, has been holding the position of Chief Operations Officer at World Trade Center Lyon, since October, 2014. Involved as a part of the Board of Direction, his team has pursued the ongoing development of this high-level Business Center.
Born in the south of France, graduated from EDHEC, a Top-5 French Business School – and Top-10 in Europe -, Clément completed his Master in Management degree as a MBA-program student at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, in Japan. After graduation, he started his career abroad, in United Kingdom, where he worked as Area Sales Manager for a luxury-brand fashion Interior Designer.
After two years and significant, improved sales results, Clément took the opportunity to integrate the Consulting business in a new country, Switzerland. During three years, Clément managed several kinds of activities, enlarging the scope of his competencies: business development of course, but also technical, engineering skills, project management, business strategy, recruiting, human resources and team management.
After five years spent in foreign countries, Clément was willing to come back to his motherland and especially chose Lyon, thanks to its strong economic development and the famous lifestyle quality of this region. As the COO of World Trade Center Lyon, Clément has helped strengthening the business development strategy, and has been managing a team which is fully dedicated to help this 5-star Business Center to become one of the most preferred place-to-be for business people in the Lyon area.
Clément has joined the ONLYLYON association and reached the 3-star level as an ambassador of this program, which aimes to help Lyon increasing its international standing.
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