Who is the Fairest of Them All? Choosing a Leader at Deronde International

Posted: 12 Jun 2009

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Nitin Nohria

Harvard Business School

Martha Spaulding

Harvard Business Review

Date Written: May 28, 2009

Abstract

Alain Deronde, the CEO of a French personal care company has to choose a successor to head global product development from a diverse set of candidates with different backgrounds, strengths, and weaknesses. The candidates include Elise Bernier, Vice President of Marketing for Skin Care Products , Antoine Lambert, General Manager of Coeur Tendre (an ex-entrepreneur whose company Deronde had bought), Yang Jianguo, Country Manager of Deronde International's Chinese subsidiary, and Yves Saurac, Vice President of Product Development for Developed Markets.

Suggested Citation

Nohria, Nitin and Spaulding, Martha, Who is the Fairest of Them All? Choosing a Leader at Deronde International (May 28, 2009). HBS Case No. 409-113, Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1417952

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