Based on every continent of the world, our BlueLink teams have more than 2,000 members, all of them passionate about delivering global service and fulfilling our corporate purpose: overcoming distance to build relationships between cultures.
An international team dedicated to customer experience
BlueLink is an international team with a common core of shared values. We draw strength from our diversity and expertise to deliver genuinely powerful customer experiences that meet the needs and expectations of brands.
Paris, Strasbourg, Prague, Sydney, Santiago and Mauritius
To support you across the full spectrum of customer relations expertise
Join the Santiago de Chile centre, in the country voted South America’s top adventure tourism destination! Our modern premises lie in one of the finest areas of east Santiago. Close to a park and a shopping centre, the centre is well served by public transport (bus at the foot of the building; metro station 20 minutes’ walk away). Our team of 300 includes 12 different nationalities with an average age of 33. We focus on career development and internal promotion, so that everyone learns and grows a little more every day. We also encourage initiatives focused on personal well-being.
A graduate of HEC, Frank Legré began his career at Air France in 1987. His career with the airline has led him to hold several positions abroad. In 1998 he headed the Andean countries region (Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia).
He was then appointed Sales Director of the Europe – North Africa network, before becoming General Manager Greater China for Air France and KLM. In 2009, he was appointed Vice President Direct Sales & Services. In this context, he is in charge of the network of Air France and KLM’s international centres (own, subsidiary and outsourced) as well as the Group’s sales policy and direct sales tools. He then held the position of Senior Vice President Africa of Air France-KLM and took responsibility for the carrier’s commercial and operational activities on this continent.
He joined BlueLink on October 1st, 2019 as Group Chief Executive Officer.
Customer Engagement Director
Marc Breiner has developed an in-depth knowledge of all the customer relationship trades. After initial experience as a customer advisor at BlueLink – formerly Fréquence Plus Services – he quickly took on managerial functions. He was then appointed Operations Manager of Air France’s former loyalty program Fréquence Plus, and participated in the creation of the Flying Blue program.
Later Marc Breiner joined BCD Travel, a network of business travel agencies, as the Operations Director. In 2007, he joined BlueLink’s teams again and was in charge of managing the group’s Czech subsidiary. With the establishment of the Sydney and Mauritius centres, and central management of the various Group activities, he now runs BlueLink International Operations. In 2010, he became Director of the Group’s Operations and has been in charge of all the BlueLink centres in France and abroad.
Since 2017, he supports Customer Engagement Direction.
Business Development Director
Graduated in International Relations and holding an executive MBA from HEC Paris, Felipe Franco started his career at BlueLink in 2007 as a customer advisor.
He progressed along the years, being in charge of several operational projects in different locations of the group including Czech Republic, Mauritius and Australia. From 2015 to 2017 he was in charge of the AF KLM regional customer contact center for Greater China.
Since 2017 he is responsible for the overall business development of the BlueLink Group, defining the marketing and commercial strategy, leading sales and client-relationship management and developing strategic partnerships to meet business objectives.
Human Resources Director
Jean-Pierre Germain studied Human Resources and Sales, both in France and abroad. He began his career 27 years ago, working first in wholesale distribution in Italy, then for a consulting firm in logistics training and customer relationships.
He later joined the Air France KLM group, holding various HR positions, including in Passenger services (Charles de Gaulle, Orly, French provinces), in Maintenance at Air France Industries, and in Cargo at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, where he was in charge of the customer relations platforms in France and internationally.
In 2014, he joined Sodexi Express International as Human Resources Director. Jean-Pierre Germain will take up his duties as BlueLink’s Human Resources Director in November 2018.
Chief Financial Officer
Frédérique Lacombe began her career in the financial markets. After 5 years’ experience, she joined Framatome (now Areva), where she stayed for 10 years, as Assistant Treasurer. She then went on to join Air France for 13 years as Treasurer then SVP Corporate Finance and Treasury.
Her remit covered international cash management, coordination of payment means and management of interest-rate risk and currency risk, as well as the Air France group’s financing policy. In 2016, she was made Chief Financial Officer of the BlueLink group, where she is in charge of management control, accounting, purchasing and legal affairs.
Information Systems Director
Stéphan Laluque began his career in 1998, as a Systems and Networks Engineer for the IT Department at Umanis. He rapidly assumed managerial responsibilities and contributed to developing Information Systems for its international subsidiaries.
Stéphan Laluque then became an IT manager. In 2004, he joined BlueLink as an IT operations manager. In 2009 Stéphan Laluque was subsequently promoted to head of IT, and then assumed the management of the Group’s IT in 2013. His main mission is to provide support for BlueLink’s development by implementing sturdy, efficient and cutting-edge Technological Solutions in line with the Group’s strategy.
General Manager, Sydney
Keith Barreto began his career in the hospitality industry when he joined the Accor Group’s central reservation centre. Soon after, he was appointed Operations Manager of its Sydney office.
At the end of 2009, Keith was offered the opportunity to join the BlueLink Group as its IT Manager with responsibility for the entire technical configuration of the new and growing Sydney centre.
The following year, his responsibilities were further extended to include both operations and IT. In 2015, his role evolved further, refocusing on operations with a broader range of clients, including brands primarily in the airline, travel and - more recently - luxury goods industries. Since 2022, he has been our Centre Manager in Sydney.
General Manager, Santiago de Chile
Carola Chinchon has a degree in Foreign Languages from the Catholic University of Chile and a degree in Business Administration.
She has over 20 years of experience in the airline industry, working for three major airlines: Lan Chile, Swissair and most recently Air France, where she was head of sales for 7 years. Carola Chinchon is also a pilot and a reserve officer in the Chilean Air Force. She has been in charge of the Santiago Centre since February 2019.
General Manager, Prague
Holder of a Masters in International and European Law, Vincent Leonardi has completed a variety of legal missions with ministries and legal practices in France.
He joined the BlueLink Group’s Prague Centre in January 2006 and held several operational posts there, before becoming operations and customer relations manager, managing an international team of more than 30 managers and 400 staff (from 35 nationalities). He managed BlueConnect, a centre set up in 2010 as a result of a partnership between BlueLink and Rogers Aviation, located in Mauritius. He returns to Prague in 2017 to take the helm of the centre.
General Manager, Paris
With nearly 20 years of experience in customer relations, Christophe Lerat has a deep breadth of expertise covering all domains and trades in the industry. He started out as a customer advisor then product expert and he quickly moved his way up to operational management as a manager.
He then worked on a famous luxury brand account as program manager. To achieve this, he supported the operational management of teams and the relationship with the brand, while ensuring the profitability of the account.
Christophe Lerat was head of operations at the Paris centre before taking the helm of the Mauritius centre in 2017. He returned to Paris in 2020 to take charge of the centre.
General Manager, Mauritius
After picking up a master’s degree in hospitality and international tourism in 2010, Teddy Marcel began his career with management positions in major hotel groups in Egypt, Monaco and Paris.
He joined the BlueLink centre in Prague in 2011 as a customer advisor in the baggage assistance department before becoming Team Leader of the customer relations team when the HOP! airline was set up in 2013. Thereafter, Teddy Marcel fulfilled several service management missions, particularly for customers in the airline and tourism sector. He supported the launch of new activities and the implementation of partner centres as project manager. In July 2019, he was appointed head of operations at the Prague centre. He took over management of the Mauritius centre in 2020.
General Manager, Strasbourg
Arnaud Maurer began his career in the world of customer relations in 2000 as a customer adviser and has worked in various operational and team management positions, often abroad (Austria and Morocco).
From 2013, he held management positions at the head of organisations with several hundred people for Orange and SFR in particular. He mainly worked for multinationals such as Sagem, Dell and Webhelp. Before joining BlueLink in September 2020 as head of the Strasbourg centre, Arnaud Maurer held the position of Business Development Manager & Customer Service Manager and was responsible for creating a European customer service from scratch.
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