Maxime Thomas’s intervention at Arcelor Mittal Méditerrannée

The leaders of Arcelor Mittal Méditerranée asked Handiamo! to bring in a disabled champion with their employees and managers as part of a day of awareness of the process of integrating diversity within the company.

Maxime THOMAS, disabled table tennis world No.3 and Bronze Medalist at the Paralympic Games in Rio, took part on 18 November 2016 at the Arcelor Mittal Méditerranée in Fos-sur-Mer.

After meeting Arcelor Mittal employees on their workshops …


… MaximeTHOMAS spoke on the theme « Diversity and Performance of the company »


In particular, he responded to questions about:

– His journey.

– The main obstacles he encountered in his journey.

– The process he has put in place to succeed to become performing at the highest level worldwide while conducting a brilliant professional career.

– How his experience was transposable to the world of the company, and more particularly to a company like Arcelor Mittal.

– The way he would approach the hiring of a person with disabilities if he was a business executive.


At the end of the conference, some Arcelor Mittal Méditerranée employees were able to challenge Maxime THOMAS in table tennis and realize his exceptional level of play.

The intervention ended with a session of signings and photos.