Flooris van der Walt
Being an iconic image of ‘boundless’, Flooris van der Walt is both South African and Swiss, and has lived and worked in both countries.
He is a clinical psychologist who practiced as a psychotherapist and is registered with the Health Professions Council in South Africa. In Switzerland, he is registered as a psychologist with the “Psychologieberufekommission” and is member of the Swiss Society for Coaching Psychology.
He received his post-graduate degree in Gifted Child Education, and subsequently completed an MBA, specializing in HR.
After gaining experience in general HR at both headquarters as well as plant environments in South Africa, he was transferred to Switzerland as an international consultant in Management Development and Education. In these positions, he gained experience in Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and North America.
On leaving LafargeHolcim, he became head of an academy at Cofely. He returned to LafargeHolcim as Head of HR Management of the central services company and continued as Head of Corporate Recruitment and Appointments. He changed to be the responsible person for People Development issues within the IT and Internal Auditing functions worldwide with his last function as VP Global HR Business Processes.
He led Oerlikon in various HR functions, as Head of Group Talent Management.
He enhanced his education with lifelong learning through courses including the “Advanced Human Resource Executive Program” at Michigan Ross Business School, “HR in Asia” at INSEAD, “Entrepreneurship” at Babson College, “Senior Management Program” at IMD Business School, “Advanced Management Program” at Harvard Business School and “Consulting and Change” at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.