Pierre Kairouz is an international executive with more than 25 years of experience in Europe, the Middle East and international markets, in various sectors such as Life Sciences, Industry and Technology. He held several leading and executive roles in reputable international organisations and family businesses with global and regional responsibilities, including Marketing and Business Development, Human Resources Management, Consulting, Corporate Development and Corporate Governance.
Pierre’s main focus remains to support companies to build outstanding performance and long-term sustainability through human assets, strong and agile leadership and best-in-class corporate governance.
Pierre re-joined Mercuri Urval as a Principal Consultant in January 2021, after having been a Senior Consultant with Mercuri Urval from 2000 till 2007. Pierre has solid experience in Executive Search, Talent Acquisition and management, leadership and management assessment and development. He also gained valuable experience in Corporate Governance and obtained a certification as Corporate Director from IFC (International Finance Corporation), allowing him to provide expert advisory to boards, including Board directors’ recruitment, Board assessment and Board effectiveness.
Throughout his experience as Corporate Human Resources Director, out of which the last 6 years in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region), Pierre provided support and advice to Boards, CEOs, Executives and HR teams in Talent Management and Leadership Development, Executive Search, Succession planning, Learning Development and Corporate Academies, Employee Engagement, Performance and Remuneration frameworks, in supporting transformation and in building effective organizations, Corporate culture and best practices in Corporate Governance.
A Swiss citizen and Lebanese origin, Pierre lived in Switzerland, Lebanon and Brazil, obtained a Master in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute of Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale), a Corporate Director Certificate from IFC (International Finance Corporation/ World Bank), Certificates in Leadership and marketing from the Institute of Management Development Institute (IMD) Switzerland and Certificates related to Talent Management and Leadership Development. Pierre is also multilingual and speaks English, Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish.