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On October 26th, Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Innovation Officer of Highered EFMD Global Talent Network, was invited to present on “Winning the War for Innovation Talent” to the Strategic Innovation Committee of Puratos at their global headquarters in Belgium.


Founded in 1919, Puratos is an international group offering a full range of innovative products, raw materials and application expertise to the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. The company’s products and services are now available in over 100 countries around the world and, in many cases, are produced by their network of local subsidiaries. Puratos aims to be ‘reliable partners in innovation’, helping customers around the world to deliver nutritious and tasty food to their local communities.


Innovation is at the heart of the Puratos business. This is evident in the quality of the products, as well as in the acquisition of talent with both an innovative spirit and a global vision. Dr. Amber Wigmore Alvarez addressed the timely topic of “Winning the War for Innovation Talent” through the following points:

  • Connect with talent wherever it is located, driven by globalization, technology, mobility, and education
  • Use analytics to better understand talent needs and trends
  • Sustain the talent experience in order to attract, maintain and cultivate top talent as work environments evolve


The competition for top talent is getting fierce in order for companies to stay on top of their game. Highered EFMD Global Talent Network, as the only global talent platform connecting 3 million students,  500 top business schools and 100 renowned companies worldwide, is the game changer in employer branding and student recruitment.


Are you prepared to innovate strategically in order to hire top talent globally? Do you want to increase your chances of winning?


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