Human & Work, the European leader in human resources consulting, announces the appointments to its Executive Committee of :

  • Karine Gisclard, Group Development Director;
  • David Bastit, who joined the group in March 2022 in the newly created position of General Secretary.

The group is also strengthening its international development team with the arrival in January 2022 of Ketut David-Liège as International Project Manager.

These appointments are intended to support the group’s growth strategy, whose ambition is to make Human & Work the benchmark brand for strategic and operational consulting for HR departments by 2025, both in France and internationally.


“The recruitment of David Bastit as Secretary General, the appointment of Karine Gisclard to the Executive Committee and the arrival of Ketut David-Liège to strengthen our international development team illustrate the turnaround we want to take to accelerate our growth strategy for 2025. These appointments aim at strengthening our presence in our various markets, both in France and internationally, in order to build the European leader in Human Resources at work.

Our development strategy is structured around two main areas: firstly, strengthening our leadership in advising companies on all human issues related to transformations, impact policy, the effectiveness of social dialogue, quality of life at work, the development of employability, and governance and organizational performance issues; and secondly, developing our international activity.

Welcome to David Bastit and Ketut David-Liège and congratulations to Karine Gisclard, whose appointment to the Executive Committee will allow us to expand Human & Work’s strategic and operational consulting services to the HR departments of large groups”, commented David Mahé, Founder & President of Human & Work.

Karine Gisclard, 44 years old, Director of Development

Under the responsibility of David Mahé, President and Founder of Human & Work

Graduated from ESSCA Business School in 1999 and from the University of Quebec in Montreal in International Business, Karine started her career in 2001 as a Project Manager for parliamentary conferences at the French National Assembly. From 2002 to 2009, she worked on the commercial development of trade shows at Comexpesium and press titles at Di Régie (the LVMH group’s advertising agency for Radio Classique, Challenges and La Tribune) in France and abroad. In 2010, Karine joined All Set For as Operations Manager, then PSYA in 2016 as Development Manager. She then joined the JLO Group as Quality of Life at Work Business Engineer in 2019, then Stimulus Conseil as Development Manager. She was appointed Director of Development for Human & Work in 2021 and joined its Executive Committee on February 1, 2022.

As part of the implementation of the group’s 2022-2025 strategic plan, Karine’s main challenge will be to strengthen Human & Work’s influence with the HRDs of major European accounts and to promote commercial synergies within the group.​


David Bastit, 47 years old, Secretary General

Under the responsibility of David Mahé, President and Founder of Human & Work

A 1998 graduate of ESCP Business School, David began his career at Faurecia as a management controller for the opening of the group’s first plant in Poland. In 2000, he joined the auditing firm Arthur Andersen, before becoming Financial Manager of Beijafore in 2002, then CFO of the MK Direct group (Françoise Saget and Linvosges brands) in 2009.
In 2014-2015, he will combine his functions with a position as Finance and Legal Director of Cyrillus Vertbaudet, in order to work on the legal and financial merger of the MK Direct and Cyrillus Verbaudet groups. In 2019, he became Chief Financial and Operations Officer of the MK Direct group, renamed ROSA Group. As a Member of the Executive Board, he co-leads the transformation of the group, mainly the finance, IT, logistics and legal functions. He joins Human & Work in March 2022 as Secretary General, member of the Executive Committee.

David Bastit’s appointment as Secretary General aims to give an additional impetus to the group’s external growth. His mission scope includes finance (sales administration, accounting, management control), administrative and legal matters, relations with financial partners (banks, investors, advisors, CAC, etc.) and acquisitions.


Ketut David-Liège, 44 years old, International Project Manager

Under the responsibility of Christine Loos, Director of International Strategy

A graduate of ESCP Business School, Ketut began her career in 2000 in educational engineering as Sales Training Manager at Louis Vuitton – LVMH. She then joined the Beijaflore consulting firm in 2002 as Training Manager, before leading a mission for the President from 2004 to 2007 to ensure sustainable growth, particularly internationally. In 2010, she joined the start-up itslearning as Training Manager. Ketut then worked as a Project Manager for various companies and associations (the City of Beauvais, the start-up Dimelo, the Groupe Joseph School Group, the association Les Trésors de Paris). She has managed projects with a strong human aspect (skills development, transmission, reinforcement of the feeling of belonging, support for transformation, etc.) in complex contexts. She joined Human & Work in January 2022 as International Project Manager.

In this position, Ketut’s mission is to contribute to the international expansion of the group, particularly in Europe where the group is already present (in Italy and Spain). She is also in charge of deploying the international projects of the group’s clients and leading Human & Work’s network of local partners, which allows the group to be able to intervene rapidly in 121 countries.


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