MENTORS

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard started his career in the retail distribution sector with Metro International AG in Germany. Successively he became the General Manager of France, then Executive Vice President, responsible for commercial activities and Chief Operating Officer, International.

He joined Carrefour in 1992 as CEO and was appointed Chairman and CEO in 1998, positions held until 2005. Under his tenure, Carrefour became the second biggest retailer in the world after Walmart.

Board Mandates

Mr Bernard is President of Provestis, his own investment company, and has been Chairman of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group from 2010 to 2015.

He is also a Senior Advisor to Towerbrook Capital Partners (London, New York) since October 2010.

He is Lead Director of the board of CapGemini, the Honorary President of the HEC Business School Foundation in Paris and a member of the Advisory Board of HEC.

Since 2009, Mr Bernard was the Chairman of Kingfisher plc, the world's second biggest DIY retailer, after having served as Vice Chairman from 2006. He stepped down in March 2017.

Mr Bernard was an independent Non-Executive Director on the board of St. Gobain for six years, until 2006, and of Alcatel Lucent until May 2014.

Awards

Mr Bernard was given the Manager of the Year Award in France in 1995 and subsequently several foreign Governmental awards.

He is a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur and Officier du Mérite National.

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