Since September 2019, Yann Blandy is CEO of Santa Fe Relocation. Keeping people and digital transformation at the forefront of everything he does, Yann is responsible for driving the growth and commercialisation of the business to ensure long-term success and also holds the role of Chief Commercial Officer.
C-suite executive and strategic leader, Yann’s international expertise spans across a broad range of areas: with a proven track record as an HR leader including over 12 years’ experience in senior roles, he is best placed to understand the challenges faced by Global Mobility professionals today.
In addition to Santa Fe Relocation, Yann is a Partner at Lazarus Advisory and Lazarus Equity Partners, Swedish private company.
French-born and Paris raised, Yann moved to Stockholm (SE) in 1995. Yann is married to Tanja with whom he has two kids: Zoé and Alex. He now shares his time between Stockholm and London.
Biggest professional achievement?
As a foreigner in Sweden, move up the HR ladder, with to CEO roles to finally head a stock listed company.
Best piece of leadership advice you ever received?
As a CEO, never forget that 95% of your job is communication and call it for what it is.
Something unusual about yourself that most people at work don’t know.
Six months round the world trip in 2018 with my family (Tanja, Zoé – 13 years and Alex – 11 years). From South America (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile) to French Polynesia, Japan, South East Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia) and the Indian sub-continent (Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka).