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Charles Depasse

Head of Human Resources, Nycomed

Charles Depasse’s key strength is dealing with complex situations arising from organizational restructuring and post-merger integration. 

As Head of Human Resources, after Nycomed grew to close to 12 000 employees through the acquisition of Altana, Mr. Depasse has acquired a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for a successful change program in Europe. 

Started his career with Pfizer in Product Development, then moved on to take Production responsibilities with Smith and Nephew, before joining Nycomed as Head of Operations in March 2000. Supported the transformation of Nycomed, by improving Manufacturing and Supply Chain, one of the key factors that made possible the acquisition of Altana in 2007. In the newly formed company, led the integration and then took on the responsibility for Human Resources until 2013 when the company was acquired by Takeda.  

Mr. Depasse has a graduate degree in Business Administration from New York University and a Master in Engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is currently based in London. Today Charles advises different Private Equity groups, both during the due diligence phase and the subsequent integration.  

In addition to English, Mr. Depasse is fluent in German, and French. He can be reached at charles.depasse@bluewin.ch