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René Bujard

International, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)


René has acquired a broad HR generalist background through a mix of business partner and technical mastery roles in various countries around the world, and brings a strong strategic multi-functional approach rooted in operational experience, successfully demonstrated in the for- and non-profit sectors.

René is currently the HR Director EMEA for Sunstar, a global family-owned health care company founded in Japan 90 years ago and now headquartered in Switzerland. His prior positions were with Galderma, as HR Director Global R&D, and as Global Human Resources Director for Oxfam International, a INGO fighting inequality and poverty around the world. The first part of his career was with Procter & Gamble, a consumer goods company, in various HR assignments in Belgium, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

In the past 20 years, René has developed a passion and deep competence in the area of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), a powerful organizational strategy to boost individual development and business results which is still misunderstood and therefore under-utilized, even by well-intended leaders. René role models how straight while males can empower women, LGBT+ staff, racial, ethnic and other minority groups to reach their full potential, thus benefitting everyone, including themselves.

His introduction to DE&I came through the MBTI. His preference for INFP helped him recognize early on that non-visible variables such as personality type need to be integrated into DE&I programs. At P&G, he created a unique 3-tiered centre of excellence qualifying 100+ MBTI® practitioners globally, which included the establishment of regional capability teams, the qualification of 10+ internal masters, and using published studies to design new themed team events to meet the evolving needs of the business. He has used MBTI throughout his career for executive coaching, team building, team effectiveness, and more.

René holds a Master degree in Commercial and Industrial Sciences from the University of Geneva. He is a Swiss citizen, his wife is British and they have two daughters who study in the UK. 


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René Bujard
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