Our history

In 1991 Jean-Alain Baup created Leroy Challenges, which was initially a subsidiary of the Bossard Group then of the BPI Group. Leroy Challenges became ArnavA in 1998. ArnavA has been part of the SBT Group since 2006.

With significant expertise in evaluating managerial competencies, we help our clients to identify and to develop individuals and teams to lead their business to success. We do this by using assessment and development centre techniques and 360° feedback tools developed by ArnavA and we can also train individuals in client companies to use these techniques.

Our founder built on his experience in recruiting and accompanying senior executives and developed the business in the area of assessing managerial competences. Using both Anglo-Saxon methodology and through development of a number of partnerships with several large French companies and institutions, Jean-Alain Baup developed the approach that makes ArnavA unique: a combination of expert consultant-observers,tried and tested techniques and a rigorous process.

Our Values

Since 2002 we have developed an ISO quality approach taking into account the five key values in our profession:

This must be at the heart of any evaluation process as it serves to avoid hasty judgement based on a single and often subjective point of view. It is possible to rationalise the debate by cross-referencing the views of the different observers.

The information needed for the discussion is obtained using a structured approach,in which the observers are trained. This is the basis for the expression of the observers during the debate.

This guarantees that observations are based on what has actually happened, thus avoiding a priori views and value judgements.

This is the end result that our principals expect to see. The final report should respect the individual but must also demonstrate a reasoned answer to the question that was posed.

ArnavA is constantly aware of the need to clearly explain not just the results that its consultants obtain but also the how and the why behind them. If the engagements outlinedabove are respected, then there can be a frank and open exchange, both with the person being assessed and the client behind the request.