Yves started his career in IBM in 1992 as administrative assistant for a team of sales rep in the Public Sector at European level and was permanently appointed in 1997 as Information Officer for IBM Governmental Programs Europe, a corporate function providing a public policy and government relations framework.
In 2003, he took up the role of EU projects coordinator, his role was to create a coordination structure of EU projects for IBM Business Consulting Services at European level
In 2005, Yves joined the IBM Europe Middle East Africa Diversity team as Program Manager for Persons with Disabilities.
In 2007, in addition to his role with the persons with disabilities community he took up the role of Cross Generational Program Manager. He worked on building a framework that facilitates the creation of values for IBM and its clients through employee engagement, collaboration effectiveness, career paths and knowledge management for all of the generations in the workforce.
From 2011 until early 2013 Yves was also Diversity leader of IBM Canada, he defined the diversity business case, formulated the strategy and oversaw actions that delivered results in line with the Global Diversity strategy.
In 2014, Yves was appointed Global Diverse Ability & Inclusion Leader – to facilitate the inclusion of employees with different abilities, to improve IBM’s existing programs as well as identifying existing inhibitors to a successful work experience.
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