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13th INRA Awards ceremony © Arnaud Veldemann

2018 INRA Awards

Jean-Michel Gigleux, recipient of the Research Support Award, is head of HR at INRA's Forest, Grassland and Freshwater Ecology division. © INRA, MAITRE Christophe

Jean-Michel Gigleux, the man of the moment

Head of Human Resources for INRA’s Forest, Grassland and Freshwater Ecology division since 2009, Jean-Michel Gigleux monitors the careers of some 520 staff. The 2018 Research Support Award recognises his contribution to the Institute.

Updated on 12/12/2018
Published on 12/05/2018

Jean-Michel’s daily diet consists of strategic workforce planning, which requires inside knowledge of research needs and the human resources available to fulfil them. He spends his days helping staff and division heads respond to different demands in terms of recruitment, training, etc., and he really enjoys doing so! His job requires mastery of long-term management tools and a deep understanding of the situation “on the ground”, which he gets from visiting different laboratories and division units all around France. His knowledge and skills, ability to listen, friendly demeanour and team spirit are appreciated by one and all.