New Governance for Fnac Darty
New Governance for Fnac Darty
Fnac Darty's Board of Directors has appointed Enrique Martinez as Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Alexandre Bompard, who stepped down as Chairman and CEO.
Enrique Martinez's appointment reflects the Board's intention to continue the Group's transformation that started in recent years, with the support of the current management team, and to effectively complete the Fnac Darty integration process that began in 2016.
The Board's choice reflects its conviction that managerial continuity is the best way of enabling the Group to strengthen both its position on the market and its operational performance.
The Board of Directors will be chaired by Jacques Veyrat, who will provide Enrique Martinez and the management team with his experience and contribute to the Group's strategic positioning.
The audit committee, who was until now presided by Jacques Veyrat, will now be chaired by Marie Cheval.
The Board wishes to thank Alexandre Bompard for his actions as Chairman and CEO of the Group over the past seven years, which resulted not only in its operational recovery but also in the successful merger of Fnac and Darty.
Biography of Enrique Martinez
With a degree in Economics and having graduated from the IESE Business School in Madrid, Enrique Martinez started his career at Toys'R Us. In 1998, he joined Groupe Fnac tasked with establishing and developing the brand in Portugal. He then held various positions within the Group in both Spain and Portugal. In 2004, he joined the Executive Committee as CEO for the Iberian region. In 2012, he was invited to France to head up the France and Northern Europe region (France, Belgium and Switzerland). In 19 years, Enrique Martinez has contributed significantly to Groupe Fnac's growth. Since July 2016, he was entrusted with overseeing the efforts to integrate the Fnac and Darty brands in France, which, in a matter of months, would result in the creation of the first synergies between the two brands. He is Chief Executive Officer of Fnac Darty since July 2017.
Biography of Jacques Veyrat
Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (class of 1983) and the Collège des Ingénieurs (class of 1989), he also holds an engineering degree from Ponts et Chaussées (class of 1988). He was appointed to the Treasury Department where he served as Secretary for the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Industrial Reconstruction ("Comité Interministériel de Restructuration Industrielle"-CIRI) for the period 1989-1991, then Deputy Secretary General to the Paris Club from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Technical Cabinet Adviser to the Ministry of Transport Equipment, Tourism and the Seas. In 1995, he joined the Louis Dreyfus group as Chief Executive of Louis Dreyfus Shipbuilders (1995-1998), before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Communications, which was renamed Neuf Cegetel, from 1998 to 2008, and then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Louis Dreyfus group from 2008 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been Chairman of Impala, and, since July 2017, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fnac Darty.
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