Marie-Caroline Chauvet

Partner - France

Marie-Caroline Chauvet has more than two decades of international corporate experience, including as an executive and a division controller at the world’s largest cosmetics company. She has been consulting with Insigniam since 2003.

In a recent engagement, Marie’s leadership consulting enabled the research and development team of a leading European chemical company to establish new partnerships within the group’s divisions and prompted the CEO to boost R&D investment six-fold. Other projects include working with a billion-dollar family-owned company to expand their strategic frame and position the brand to powerfully integrate acquisitions; engaging 160 aerospace executives to redesign the future of their division; and leading an initiative that achieved breakthrough resolution of a stalled gas exploration project in the Middle East.

Marie holds a MBA in International Business from Université Paris-Dauphine and completed pre-doctorate work in strategy with a dissertation on corporate governance at the University of Toulouse. She has authored over a dozen thought leadership articles and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of design thinking and innovation. Her depth of experience makes her a critical senior member of the Insigniam Learning & Development Team.

Awards and Recognition

  • Leader in Teamwork & Collaboration, Insigniam, 2015
  • Executive Education General Management Program, INSEAD/CEDEP
  • Stanford Design Thinking Action Lab and Crash Course on Creativity
  • Creativity & Innovation Course, Disney Institute

Public Speaking and Service

  • Board member, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Europe, 2016 – present
  • Board member, Product Development and Management Association, 2014 – 2017
  • Speaker, “Soft Skills of The Future: introduction to Design Thinking,” Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Paris, 2014
  • Speaker, “Creating Dramatic Growth Through Sustained Innovation,” Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Annual Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, “Unleash the inherent creativity of your company and create the culture & infrastructure to generate and execute innovation sustainably,” World Innovation Convention, Cannes, 2013
  • Taught management accounting at the Toulouse Business School for three years
  • Led workshop on personal branding for executive education at the Toulouse Business School for three years

Thought Leadership Articles