Saint-Gobain rewards young talents

October 25 2018

Yesterday, the Group honoured the winners of the first Saint-Gobain Young Talent V.I.E competition.

Xavier Gaudin, who is on assignment in Central Africa, was awarded first prize in the category “Cultivating Customer Intimacy” for largely contributing to Saint-Gobain’s commercial development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Gabon and Cameroon. 

Xavier Gaudier, first prize winner in the category Cultivating Customer Intimacy & Jean-Luc Gardaz, Head of industrial mortars at Saint-Gobain 

This contest recognizes young talent whose international business placements have particularly contributed to Saint-Gobain’s international development and whose behavior particularly illustrated one of the five managerial Attitudes promoted by the Group: 

  • Cultivating Customer Intimacy
  • Acting as an Entrepreneur
  • Innovating
  • Being Agile
  • and Building an Open and Engaging Culture. 

Video testimonial from Jean-Claude Lasserre, Saint-Gobain CEO for the sub-Saharan Africa region and former VIE: 

Read: Saint-Gobain press release

VIE: Volunteer for International Experience, also known as French International Postgraduate Internship Program, is a program led by the French government agency BUSINESS FRANCE which offers young French graduates an opportunity to gain their first professional experience abroad and helps promote the international development of French companies.