Tell us about yourself/your team.
After developing a micro-credit project in Chile 20 years ago, I now have the opportunity to strike the same balance between public good and economic sustainability by developing social business at the heart of Leroy Merlin.
I’m really motivated to change the rules of the game in order to start innovative projects, with meaningful and concrete solutions.
Social business can be a transformative avenue for a company's business strategies. It reaffirms the company's mission: help each person obtain their dream home.
The real challenge lies in making this dream possible for everyone—as many people as possible—and especially those in financially challenged situations.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
An intrapreneur is an innovator who changes the rules of the game, capable of creating a change while integrating it into the company's strategies.
I try to bring different energies and various skills to my projects. Driven by the vision of an emerging future that I communicate with enthusiasm, I am pragmatic and action-oriented, quickly moving from talk to action. Think big and start small. The intrapreneur must be persistent and patient, flexible and demanding not just in style, but also at his core. He networks both inside and outside the organization—his creativity aims at creating value. He is a driving force and an accelerator of change within his company.