BPI group is pleased to introduce our new global leadership team. Sabine Lochmann, previously Managing Director of BPI group, has been named President of the Global BPI group Management Board. Christophe Richarme, formerly CFO, succeeds her as Managing Director.
Sabine was a client of ours for many years at Johnson & Johnson before joining BPI group in 2014. She has since been instrumental in the global growth and innovation of our HR consulting services, including launching a new digital strategy to focus on the challenges you’re facing in today’s modern and mobile workplace. She has a dual U.S.-French education, and understands the complexities our clients encounter when navigating organizational change on an international scale.
We are proud to be a woman-led organization, and excited about BPI group’s strategic direction. We look forward to continuing to grow in our capability to support you in your complex organizational and talent challenges, both locally and globally.
Sabine Lochmann, President of the Management Board
Sabine Lochmann, 49, completed legal studies in both France and the United States, earning degrees from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and University of California, Davis (LLB in business law). She is also a graduate of an Executive Leadership Program in South Africa (University of Cape Town). She began her career as an attorney, working in the services industry with Jacobs Serete before joining JC Decaux. She joined Johnson & Johnson France in 1998 as head of legal affairs. In 2008 she changed her career focus within the healthcare group, becoming Marketing Director and subsequently Market Access General Manager in 2010. In 2012 she was named General Manager for Strategic Projects and Governmental Affairs. Early in her career she became involved with the French corporate counsel association AFJE, serving as president of the organization for a four-year term starting in 2001. From 2003 to 2006, she was also vice-chair of the European corporate lawyers association (ECLA).
Sabine Lochmann founded several think tanks, including one dedicated to women’s health in 2011 (Avenir Femmes Santé) and a second in January 2012, Les Ateliers de la Convergence, bringing together business leaders, labor organizations and HR specialists to address competitiveness, employment and legal protection issues. In 2013 she became an independent director on the board of Supersonic Imagine, a medical imaging company listed on the Euronext exchange.
Sabine Lochmann joined BPI group in January 2014 as Managing Director, with responsibility for leading the development of the group’s sales activities and operations in France and other countries.
Christophe Richarme, Managing Director
Christophe Richarme, 41, is a graduate of the ESLSCA business school and holds a graduate degree in accounting and finance. In 2012 he completed an Executive MBA at the IAE Aix Graduate School of Management.
He began his career in 1998 as financial auditor at PWC, working mainly in the retailing and consumer goods sectors. In 2005 he joined Atmel Corporation, a U.S. firm specialized in the design and manufacturing of electronic components, where he was head of management control and accounting for the Atmel Rousset subsidiary. He was subsequently promoted to financial controller for the group’s manufacturing activities in Europe. In 2010 he was named chief financial officer of LFoundry Rousset following the takeover of Atmel Rousset’s production site by the LFoundry group, playing a central role in redefining strategic markets and optimizing work methods.
Christophe Richarme became Chief Financial Officer of BPI group in September 2014, leading multiple cross-enterprise initiatives in conjunction with group management to support project and commercial teams and execute the group’s transformation.