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Labour Law Specialist, he graduates from the IAE in Lyon and begins his career in the mass retail sector in Mammouth hypermarkets. He becomes then Human Resources Director of the Japan Airlines in Paris, before joining the Crédit Commercial de France (now HSBC France), as Human Resources Director for France. From 1999 to 2012, he is VP Human Resources of Eutelsat Communications, a group operating communication by satellites.
In these firms in four different sectors, he leads major transformation projects: implementation of new Human Resources techniques in the mass retail sector in the 70’s; privatisation of the Japan national airline; reform of the Collective Agreement and pension plans system in the banking sector; privatisation and transformation of Eutelsat from an International Organisation to a company incorporated under French Law, with all that entails.
He is elected as President of EAPM (European Association for People Management) from 2013 to 2017. Izy BEHAR is a also board member of the ANDRH, the French association of HRD. He was Chief Editor of the monthly magazine of the ANDRH “PERSONNEL”, during 20 years, until the end of 2017.
He was also chairman of the technical committee which developed the ISO Standard 30408 on Human Governance, published in September 2016.
He is a big fan of jazz and loves golfing.