Over the past 20 years, Lionel has provided cross-cultural competency training and coaching services to over 100,000 people in 18 countries. His client list includes many Fortune 500 organizations such as Sun Life, Manulife, RBC, TD Bank, Scotiabank, CIBC, BNP Paribas, PwC, Deloitte, EY, Wal-Mart, Engie, Medtronic, P&G, Xerox, Total, ConocoPhillips, Glencore, Sinopec, PetroChina, Shell, Ontario Power Generation, AMD, etc. Lionel has facilitated workshops for the students, staff and faculty members of many business schools in Canada, the US, and overseas. His presentations are usually described as informative, thought-provoking and practical; they build on his own experience of working in multicultural organizations and the experience of the clients who use his services.
Lionel is the first author of three books: Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage, Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Different Employees, and Managing Cultural Diversity in Technical Professions.
Born and educated in France, Lionel obtained his undergraduate degree from the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and a Ph.D. from Caltech.