Erwan Henry had the privilege to work all over the world in senior corporate positions for 30+ years.

Erwan was instrumental in the global growth of Wheelabrator-Allevard (now Winoa) that became the dominant world leader of the steel abrasives industry in one decade. He was for 16 years one of the top managers, President American operations (North & South) and VP Marketing (globally, with most of the development in Asia), executing the strategy and getting things done in the field, industrially and commercially.

He also had the opportunity to work for a Chinese industrial company near Xiamen in Fujian province in 2004-2005, gaining a rare insight on its way of doing business. He then became Commercial Director of a US corporation in Greater Europe until 2010

Erwan is since 2011 the managing partner of Iris International Sarl, globally engaged in market intelligence, transfer of technology, business development and M&A, with clients in about 30 countries.

He is moreover a guest lecturer in international business, teaching in executive MBA’s and other graduate programs at FIA in Sao Paulo, PUC in Rio de Janeiro, University of Shanghai, Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, Baltic and Ural Federal Universities in Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Caucasus University in Tbilisi, IAE-UGA and GEM in Grenoble and more.

Facts & figures:

  • Graduate degree from EM Lyon School of Business,
  • Extensive hands on work experience in over 30 countries worldwide,
  • Travel in 75 countries and landed in over 260 airports.


Erwan Henry is available on request for:

  • Speaking at events,
  • Conferences and lectures on international business cultures,
  • Lectures in Cross-cultural management,
  • Lectures in International negotiation,
  • Lectures in International business (Int’l strategy, Int’l operations management, Int’l business development, Int’l marketing etc.),