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Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

Experienced Chair: CAC 40, CAC All-Tradable, Euronext 100, FTSE 100, SBF 120, Private Company, Public Sector 
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 39 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of the consumer goods sector and its digital transformation, software and computer services, general retailers, automotive and private equity
  • Experience as a Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Governance and Appointments Committee Chair, Ethics & Governance Committee Chair, Strategy & CSR Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Business Development Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Finance Committee member, Investment Committee member
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Current Positions

Daniel Bernard recently stepped down as Vice Chairman of Capgemini SE, he is President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private-equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC. He is also Board member of ESAS Holdings AS (Turkey), HEC Paris, Head of Governance Committee and Honorary Chairman of HEC Foundation.

Industry Knowledge

Professional experience from positions in the consumer-goods industry at, among others, Metro International where Daniel was Chief Operating Officer, and Carrefour SA, where he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; during his tenure it became the second biggest retailer in the world after Walmart Inc.

Additionally, Daniel was Chairman of Kingfisher plc, Chairman of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group, a representative on the Board of Peugeot SA, an independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Saint-Gobain SpA and of Alcatel Lucent SA.

Daniel has considerable experience in the management of leading international companies where he has held top positions, together with expertise in Corporate Governance, gained through major Corporate Governance responsibilities in leading listed companies in France and the UK.

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