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Ensuring your leaders have what it takes. Now and for the future. Locally and globally.

We help organisations hire, promote, and develop exceptional leaders. From first-time managers to C-suite executives, our commitment is to be by your side to help you tackle leadership challenges that impact your 480-minute workday. We invite you to spend a few minutes getting to know us, and our approach to leadership.

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Welcome to DDI France

From the office in the heart of Paris, France, our team of leadership consultants, coaches, assessors and project managers offers its expertise to many of the most competitive French and multinational organisations. We partner with clients to help them anticipate and meet their leadership needs and build capability to execute business strategies through alignment of their people strategies and initiatives. Leveraging 50 years of experience, research and innovation and the full spectrum of DDI’s world-class leadership solutions, our team will guide you to achieve the goals of your organisation.

DDI is one of few truly global service providers in the European marketplace. Our European team is spread out across operations with headquarters in Paris (France), London (UK) and Dusseldorf (Germany) offering clients a seamless multicultural and multilingual European resource. We are your local experts with a global viewpoint—helping you select, assess, promote and develop better leaders wherever you do business.

Make the Switch to Virtual Classroom

Great leadership depends on human connection. That’s why it’s so important that leaders learn together. And it’s why the traditional classroom format has always been king for leadership development.

But you don’t have to give that up when your workforce goes virtual. Virtual classrooms are so much more than webinars or online training. They’re an engaging virtual environment where leaders connect and discuss live. And they offer incredible flexibility to bring people together wherever and whenever works best.

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Our story is about more than a program. It’s about leadership excellence, and this is part of our journey to get there.

— Nicolette Sherman, Vice President, Human Resources, Global Leadership Development, Sanofi

By Your Side in Times of Crisis: Resources

As communities and business quickly adapt to the global pandemic of Covid-19, people are looking for strong leadership more than ever. We're working hard to build and share resources to help you and your leaders pivot to meet these challenges.

We're by your side to help

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Turning Potential into Profit

Unleash hidden potential: build your competitive edge through diversity and inclusion. This eBook will guide you through how to surface, activate, and accelerate leadership potential across your organisation. For each of these phases of the process, our experts provide:

  • Best practices that you can act on immediately
  • Research that supports the importance of these efforts
  • Real stories about how others have taken steps to revolutionise their approach to leadership potential and experienced positive business results

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Meet Our Local Team


When you trust us to help your leaders excel today and tomorrow, you allow this team to keep your organisation’s needs top of their mind.
Get to know our local leaders.

Bruce Watt, Ph.D.
Vice President

Dr. Bruce Watt, Ph.D., is the Vice President for DDI Europe, India, Australia, licensee operations, and our Global Centre for Excellence.

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Laurence Pintenat
Sales Team Leader, Senior Consultant, DDI France

Based in DDI’s Paris office, Laurence leads the team working with global organizations to consult, define and implement the leadership strategy and solutions supporting business and people strategies

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Dave Mayer
Director, European Project Management Office

Dave leads DDI’s European Project Management function and is responsible for the smooth rollout of solutions and programs for our clients worldwide.

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Paul Todd
Group Finance Controller Europe, India and Australia

Paul leads operations function in DDI’s European offices and heads up finance in European offices, India and Australia.

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Lorraine Blackburn
Director, Global Operations, Licensee Partners & EU Sales Operations

Lorraine is the Director for DDI Europe’s Sales, Marketing and Project Management Operations, Global Licensee Partners and Global Operations.

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Chris Helm
Europe Consulting Leader

Chris leads our Europe Consulting Team and is responsible for providing end-to-end consulting and sustainable implementation of DDI solutions that cater to the varied needs of our clients

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