What excites you most about the work you’re doing now?
“The most exciting part of my job is learning new things. I recently started a new position, which is in a totally different division in an entirely different country. So even though I have been with HM.CLAUSE for more than 12 years now, it almost feels as if I am at a new company. It is challenging to move so completely out of my comfort zone, but it is also interesting to grow and move on!”
In July 2017, Caroline Leterrier joined the Marketing department as a Portfolio Lead. She is responsible for overseeing the team of product managers that represent Large Seeds and Cucurbits for HM.CLAUSE. She began her career with HM.CLAUSE in 2005 when she joined the sales team for Clause Tézier (before its merger with Harris Moran in 2008) where she was in charge of China, Japan, Albania, Bulgaria and Francophone West African countries. She then agreed to take on all of northern Asia as her territory, and moved to Beijing, China where she was able to deliver impressive sales results for HM.CLAUSE, which doubled in five years. She also helped to strengthen the company’s presence in the region by making several important recruitments. In 2012, she accepted the challenge to move to India to become Deputy Director of HM.CLAUSE India, and just one year later was promoted to Director. In 2012, HM.CLAUSE acquired Century Seeds and Caroline was instrumental in the successful integration of the company’s people, assets and activities. She played a pivotal role in setting up the Seed Processing Center in Hyderabad and her leadership helped the subsidiary achieve steady growth over the years.
During her time in India, Caroline committed herself not only to her work, but to building strong ties in the community. She cares deeply about social issues such as child labor, which she actively opposed, and developed a corporate social responsibility program to facilitate the sustainable development of the company in India.
Caroline was awarded the 2017 French Women of Industry Award by L’Usine Nouvelle .