Xilam Group recently announced that in a global context of climatic and environmental emergency they are accelerating and intensifying its sustainable transformation to meet the challenges of ecological transition. In order to support this goal and ensure that this major challenge permeates through the Xilam Group’s strategic and operational policies, group EVP human resources for more than five years François-Xavier de Maistre is moving to the newly created position of group chief impact officer (CIO).
Reporting directly to Xilam CEO Marc du Pontavice he will be responsible for ensuring that progress is made on these issues in consultation with the members of the executive board and in line with the company’s strategic priorities.
“We are pleased that François-Xavier de Maistre will manage a portfolio of such importance, which, despite delivering remarkable results in recent years, will be expanded to make the Xilam Group an exemplary player in this field. He will be tasked with building engagement throughout the organisation and with its stakeholders around three areas: Business, People and Environment. François-Xavier has held a number of senior positions in the company over the past 20 years, where he has always shown a remarkable capacity to adapt and innovate. His many strengths will be invaluable to enable the Group to successfully develop its CSR approach for the coming years,” said Xilam chairman and CEO Marc du Pontavice.
This appointment marks a major step in the group’s commitment to corporate social and environmental responsibility, an essential component of Xilam’s development model in future decades.
Anne Hemery is taking up the post of EVP HR, following Maistre’s appointment to the newly created position of CIO. She will be tasked with continuing to develop the group’s human resources policy, supporting the Group in its strong growth and hiring, retaining and managing talent in artistic, technical and support functions.
Anne has worked for more than 15 years in various creative industries including publishing, advertising and design. Her experience and knowledge in these fields closely related to audio-visual animation production will bring new practices and sources of innovation to the Xilam Group which will benefit the company, its corporate development and social progress. She will manage the current human resources team of four people.
Working in close collaboration with François-Xavier and at his instigation, Anne and her team will support the successful implementation and roll out of projects and initiatives on corporate social and environmental responsibility within the group.