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61 ans


Directeur Général

Expériences professionnelles


MacFarlane Ltd
London, UK


Avr 2017 - Aujourd'hui

Real estate

  • Management of a property portfolio and creating equity by maximising revenue, reducing costs, redeveloping to increase potential, managing projects.

MGI Coutier/Akwel
Champfromier, France, Vigo, Spain & Birmingham, UK

General Manager

Août 2001 - Mars 2017

Tier 1 listed automotive OEM, sales €1b

General Manager of POWERTRAIN DIVISION, then (in addition) General Manager of CLOSING SYSTEMS DIVISION.

MD of UK and Spain subsidiaries, INTERNATIONAL Director then COO, M&A manager, finally member of Group EXECUTIVE BOARD

  • Major role in Group return to profit in 2001/02 by turning around over 3 months the powertrain division and UK subsidiary which both generated a 15% operating losses
  • Major role in the Group’s successful weathering of the 2008 crisis by turning around the division and Spanish subsidiary and surviving weeks with no revenue.
  • Leading role in acquisitions and integration of US company in 2011. It was nearly bankrupt and has become the main cash cow for the Group.
  • Spearheaded international expansion (43 plants in 19 countries).

Member of the Strategic Committee, director/chairman of numerous subsidiaries/JVs Market capitalisation increased ten-fold.

Limoges, France

General Manager of the CLUTCH DISC DIVISION

Jan 2000 - Août 2001

Transmission branch

Tier 1 listed automotive OEM, Sales €9b

  • Highly profitable business of 450 employees. Sales 65M€
  • New plant layout and rationalisation to launch a lead and VOC-free product line
  • Arduous negotiation of a win-win 35h/week collective bargaining (new French law)
  • Historic victory of a moderate union at employee representative elections

Paris, France

BU Director automotive interior electronics

Jan 1997 - Jan 2000

Electronics Automotive Division

Electronics, listed, sales €3.4b

State-of-the-art fully digital/LED instrument clusters and body control modules

Department Director

  • Souriau Garage Equipment, sales 35M€. Turnaround of a dying business.
  • Successful launch of the Clip auto diagnostics system in all Renault dealerships
  • Etamic Precision Measurement Equipment, sales 35M€, divested through MBO
  • Aftermarket spark plugs, legacy ignition systems, sales 30M€

Salinas, California


Jan 1994 - Jan 1997

Airport ground support vehicles, listed, sales 150M€

Development Director in the USA

  • Re-engineering of the Group organization following acquisitions in Europe, USA.
  • Involved in the inception of today’s global leader in the airport ground support equipment industry

Rennes, France

2 fonctions

Jan 1986 - Déc 1992

PSA Group

    • ​​​​​​​Demand of 1,160 cars/day met with production lines sized for 750/day.
    • Team empowerment and continuous improvement of OEE of robotised lines
  • PROJECT MANAGER for new body shop
    • ​​​​​​​120M€ capex budget, no overrun



Jan 1984 - Jan 1986

Bouygues Group

  • In charge of IT systems including CAD running in 2 shifts



1993     INSEAD Fontainebleau, France - Master of Business Administration (MBA)

1984     École Centrale de Paris - Engineer



Anglais : Bilingue ou langue maternelle

Espagnol : Bon niveau

Allemand : Notions