Third Edition of « French CEOs meet Chinese CEOs » 13 April 2011 - Beijing, ChinaProgram and presentation of the CEOs and their companies
Table of Contents Program at Sofitel Wanda Hotel List of the participants Guest of Honour, List of the French CEOs, List of the Chinese CEOs Mini Curriculum Vitae of the participants Presentation of the French CEOs’ Companies French companies: Air France, Air Liquide, BNP Paribas, GDF Suez, Groupama, Groupe SEB, Lafarge, L’Oreal, LVMH, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Roland Berger, RBS, Saint-Gobain, Schneider Electric, Sodexo, Total, Veolia, Vinci Presentation of the Chinese CEOs’ companies XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Presentation of the organisers Comité France Chine, China Entrepreneurs Forum
Third Edition of the « French CEOs meet Chinese CEOs »Program at Sofitel Wanda Hotel
Program at Sofitel Wanda Hotel • 13 April 2011 • 16:15 Registration (7th Floor) • 16:30 – 17:00 Cocktail (7th Floor - Room Arc de Triomphe) • 17:00 – 17:30 Inauguration of the 3nd Edition of “French CEOs meet Chinese CEOs” and networking (7th Floor - Room Arc de Triomphe) Introduction by Jean-Pascal TRICOIRE (Schneider Electric) and Mr. CHEN Dongsheng (Taikang Life Insurance) • 17:30-18:30 Plenary session (7th Floor – Room Concorde) • • Corporate Social Responsibility • • Sustainable Development • • Dealing with family businesses and companies’ management succession • 18:30-19:30 Sectorial session (7th Floor – Rooms Concorde & Madeleine) • • Sino-French Industrial and Commercial Cooperation on thirdd market (Africa, South-America) • • Sino-French CEOs Individual Meetings & Discussion • 19:30-21:30 Official group picture taken (7th Floor Room Champs Elysées) • CEOs’ dinner with Mr Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former French Prime Minister, Vice-president of the French Senate
Third Edition of the « French CEOs meet Chinese CEOs »List of the participants
Guest of Honour • Jean-Pierre Raffarin • Former Prime Minister, Vice-president of the Senate • Jean-Pierre Raffarin was born in 1948 in Poitiers. He went to the Henri IV high school in Poitiers, studied law at Paris-Assas University and then graduated from the Ecole supérieure de commerce in Paris. He was a senior lecturer at the Institut d’études politiques in Paris from 1979 to 1988. He has been a lecturer at ESCP Europe since 2007. • He began his career as Marketing Director with Jacques Vabre Coffee from 1973 to 1976, and then became Technical Advisor to the cabinet of Lionel Stoléru, Minister for Labor, from 1976 to 1981. He was Executive Director of Bernard Krief Communication from 1981 to 1988 and then became Executive Officer of the Euro-92 Institute, a post which he held until 1989. • A regional representative • He was elected Council member of Poitiers from 1977-1995, Deputy-mayor of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou from 1995-2001 and Regional Councilor and later President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes from 1988 to 2002. He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 1989, and became its parliamentary administrator in 1994. He was elected Senator of Vienne in 1995, and was re-elected in 1997, 2004 and 2005. He is elected Vice-president of the Senate in March 2011. • National level functions • He was appointed Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce and Craft in 1995, a post he held until 1997. He was appointed Prime Minister by Jacques Chirac on May 6, 2002, and remained in this post until May 31, 2005. He is Chairman of the Fondation pour la Prospective et l’Innovation (Foundation for Innovation and Future Technologies). • Political functions • He was the National Secretary of the Republican Party responsible for local councilors from 1989 to 1995, Secretary General of the Union pour la démocratie française (UDF) party and Vice-President of the Liberal Democracy party. In 2002 he founded the UMP (Union for a Popular Movement). In 2007, when Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President of the Republic, he was appointed Senior Vice-President of the National Council of the UMP. • International activities • - Appointed as the President of the Republic’s personal representative for Francophony in 2009 • - President of the annual France-China Committee Forum • - President of the Senates’ France-United States Friendship Group • - President of the Foundation for Innovation and Future Technologies
Guest Speaker • ZHANG Weiying • Zhang Weiyin is a prominent Chinese economist and head of the Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University. He is known for his advocacy of free markets and his ideas have been influenced by the Austrian School. • Professor Weiying Zhang graduated with a bachelor degree in 1982, and a master degree in 1984, from Northwestern University at Xi’an. He received his M. Phil. in economics in 1992 and D. Phil. in economics from Oxford University. His D. Phil. supervisors were James Mirrlees (1996 Nobel Laureate) and Donald Hay. Between 1984 and 1990, he was a research fellow of the Economic System Reform Institute of China under the State Commission of Restructuring Economic System. During this period, he was heavily involved in economic reform policy making in China. He was the first Chinese economist who proposed the “dual-track price system reform” (in 1984). He was also known for his contributions to macro-control policy debating, ownership reform debating, and entrepreneurship studies. • After he graduated from Oxford, he co-founded China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University in 1994, and worked with the Center first as an associate professor and then as a professor until August, 1997. He then moved to Guanghua School of Management in September, 1997.
Third Edition of the « French CEOs meet Chinese CEOs »Mini Curriculum Vitae of the CEOs
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Jean-Pascal TRICOIRE President & CEO of Schneider-Electric Jean-Pascal Tricoire, born 11 May 1963 in Beaupréau, married. He joined Schneider Electric in 1986. He is President and Chief Executive Officer since 2006. His career at Schneider Electric has developed largely outside France in operational functions in Italy, China, South Africa and USA. Within the General Directorate, he served as Vice Executive President of the International Operating Division from 2002 before being appointed in 2004 Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jean-Pascal Tricoire was elected as Chairman of the Comité France Chine in 2009. The Comité France Chine is an association gathering together about one hundred companies with business activities in France and in China and which have long term investment in China. The mission statement of the Comité France Chine is to enhance the French-Chinese economic dialogue with Chinese authorities at a very high level by representing the French business community in its economic relationship with China. Jean-Pascal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from ESEO in Angers, France, and an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Lyon, France. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Jean-Louis Chaussade Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ born December 2, 1951, French, married Education: Engineering degree from E.S.T.P. (1976) and holds a Master’s degree in Economics (Sorbonne, 1976). He is also a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1980) and of AMP at Harvard Business School (1988). Principal positions : He first joined Degrémont in 1978, and was then appointed Chief Operating Officer of Degrémont Spain in Bilbao in 1989. During this period he was appointed Director of Aguas de Barcelona. Mr. Chaussade was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dumez Copisa Spain in 1992. In 1997, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux in South America and Chief Operating Officer of SUEZ for South America. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Degrémont in 2000 and, in 2004, Executive Vice-President of SUEZ and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. Mr. Chaussade is also Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Lyonnaise des Eaux (France) and SITA France, and Director of Aguas de Barcelona (Spain). He has been Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT since July 23, 2008. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Pierre-André de Chalendar President and CEO of the Saint-Gobain Group Born in April 1958, a graduate of the ESSEC Business School who also studied at the National Administration School (ENA) and has had experience as a Financial Inspector, Pierre-André de CHALENDAR joined the Compagnie de Saint-Gobain on November 1st, 1989 as Vice-President, Corporate Planning. Vice-President of the Abrasives Division in Europe between 1992 and 1996, President of the worldwide Abrasives Division from 1996 to 2000, he then moved on to become the General Delegate for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 2000 to 2002. In 2003, Pierre-André de CHALENDAR was appointed Senior Vice-President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of the Building Distribution Sector. Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in May 2005 and then elected to the board in June 2006, he has been Company CEO since June 7, 2007. Pierre-André de CHALENDAR has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain Chairman and Chief E xecutive Officer on June 3, 2010, right after the Annual General Meeting of shareholders. Pierre-André de CHALENDAR is also Director of the board of Veolia Environnement. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Michel Landel Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, President, Sodexo STOP Hunger Association After his studies at the European Business School in France, England and Germany, Michel joined the Chase Manhattan Bank and then worked for Poliet group. He started his career at Sodexo in 1984, when he accepted the position of Chief Operating Manager for Eastern and North Africa. By 1986, he had been promoted to President of the Group’s entire operations of Remote Sites in Africa. In 1989 he took charge of the Group’s North American operations. In 1998, he successfully managed the merger between Sodexo’s North American activities and Marriott Management Services, the top-ranked player in the American food services market. From this date, Sodexo is the first French employer in North America. In 1999, Michel Landel was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sodexo, North America. In 2000 he was appointed Vice President of the Group Executive Committee. Throughout his career, Michel has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. Recognized as a champion of diversity, he received the CEO Leadership Award for Diversity Best Practices and the CEO Advocate of the Year by Asian Enterprise Magazine. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Mini-CV of the French CEO • Grégoire OLIVIER • CEO Asian Operations of PSA Peugeot Citroën Born in 1960 University of Chicago (MBA), Institute Polytechnique in Paris, Mines Paris Tech 09/2010 – present CEO Asian Operations of PSA Peugeot Citroën,Member of the Managing Board of PSA 09/2006 – 09/2010 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Faurecia, Director of Peugeot Citroën Automobiles then Executive Vice President of PSA 2001 – 2006 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SAGEM Communication, CEO of SAFRAN, Member of the Managing Board of SAFRAN 1998 – 2001 Director of Division then General Director of SAFT ALCATEL 1991 – 1998 General Director of Aluminium in Greece, Director of Chicago Factory of American National Can, Vice President Strategy ANC in Chicago 1985 – 1991 Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister of Industry of France (In charge of industry, energy and environment)
Yves-Louis Darricarrère Executive Vice President Total, President Total Exploration Production, Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the diversity committee Yves-Louis Darricarrère was born in 1951. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques deParis and he also has university degrees in economics. He joined Elf Aquitaine in 1978 as a Design and Projects Engineer in the Mining Division. He was successivelyProjects Engineer for Aquitaine Australia Minerals in Sydney, Country Representative Australia-Egypt at the head office, Managing Director of Elf Aquitaine Egypt (based in Cairo),Managing Director of Elf Aquitaine Colombia based in Bogota. He wasappointedDirector Acreage Assets Negotiations and New Ventures of the Exploration-Production division of Elf Aquitaine, thenChief Financial Officer Oil and Gas of the Elf Aquitaine Group. In 1998, he was appointedDeputy Director-General of Elf Exploration-Production responsible for Europe/United States andMember of Elf Aquitaine Management committee. In March 2000,he was appointedSenior Vice President Northern Europe of TotalFinaElf (subsequently Total)Exploration & Production and became amember of the Group’s Management Committee. On 1 September 2003, Yves-Louis Darricarrère was appointedExecutive Vice President of Total, member of the Group’s Executive Committee andPresident Total Gas & Power. As from 14th February 2007, he isPresident Exploration & Production. Yves-Louis Darricarrère is a Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Isidoro MIRANDA Executive Vice-President, Co-President of the Cement Division Born on 7 February 1959 Isidoro Miranda has a doctorate (Ph.D.) in engineering from Navarre University (Spain), an MBA from INSEAD, and was Senior Visiting Scholar at Stanford (USA). He is Spanish and has been with the Group since 1995. He began his career at a strategic consulting firm in London and Paris. He joined Lafarge in 1995 as the Director of Group Strategic Research, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Asland, the Group's Spanish Cement subsidiary. In 2001, he was appointed to the Group Executive Committee as Executive Vice-President of the Cement Business. During this period, he formalized Lafarge's business model in Cement through the Advance Program From May 2003 to August 2007, he was Executive Vice-President, Gypsum. Since September 1, 2007, he has been Executive Vice-President, Co-President of the Cement Business and a member of the Executive Committee. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise Chairman & CEO - Groupe SEB Born in October 1954 at Lyon, a graduate of ESCP Business School in Paris and a Chartered Accountant, Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise is the Chairman&CEO of Groupe SEB. He has also been made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. He started his career in 1976 at Factory Mutual in USA as a Controller, before joining Coopers&Lybrand in 1979 as Audit Manager in Paris. In 1983 he joined Chargeurs Group where he was appointed CFO of Croisières Paquet in Paris. In 1986, he became CEO of this company. In 1994, he joined Groupe SEB as General Manager of Calor SA,of which he became CEO two years later. In 1999 Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise became Vice Chairman & CEO of Groupe SEB and in 2000 was appointed Chairman & CEO of Groupe SEB. Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise is also member of the Board of Directors of Club Méditerranée (Leisure&Holiday resorts, France), Legrand (Electrical Supplies, France), Plastic Omnium (car Industry, France), SUPOR (Consumer Goods, China). Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV of the French CEO • Pierre DUFOUR • Senior Executive Vice-President • Born in1955 – Canadian nationality • Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal), • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University,Advanced Management Program(Harvard Business School), • Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Montreal. Pierre Dufour joined Air Liquide Group in 1997,as Vice-President Worldwide Engineering In 1998,he was appointed Group Industrial Director,overseeing the technical aspects of operations and maintenance for the Group worldwide. He has been a member of the Group’s Executive Committee since 2000 and has served as Executive Vice President since 2002. He is notably responsible for operations in North and South America, Africa,in the Middle-East,and in charge of World Business Line Large Industries. In November 2007,Pierre Dufour is appointed Senior Executive Vice-President and also serves since July 2000 as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. From January 1,2010, Pierre Dufour supervises Americas,Africa-Middle East and Asia-Pacific zones,all the Industrial World Business Lines, Engineering and Construction. Prior to join the Air Liquide Group,he was Executive Vice-president of SNC-LAVALIN,Inc.,a leading engineering contractor based in Montreal, Canada;he held the position from 1991 to 1997 .He began his career withSNC-LAVALIN,Inc.in1976.
Bruno Dupety Member of the VINCI Executive Committee Vice-President – Chief Operating Officer of VINCI Construction Chief Executive Officer of Soletanche Freyssinet Born on 1 April 1956 in Dijon; married Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He also earned a Master of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Bruno Dupety began his career in 1980 with the French administration as a civil engineer responsible for various types of public transport infrastructure. In 1987 he joined the Eiffage group, where he held a variety of management positions. In 1999, he joined Freyssinet, a VINCI group subsidiary, as Deputy CEO in charge of the France division. He was appointed Chairman of Freyssinet in 2002 and became CEO of Soletanche Freyssinet in 2009. In 2010 he was named Vice-President – COO of Vinci Construction, where he also has responsibility for VINCI Construction PLC (UK) and Entrepose Contracting. He is also a Member of the Bureau of the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics (national civil engineering federation) and President of the Europe International / SEFI Commission Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Pierre LEFEVRE Director General International Groupama, member of Group’s Executive Committee Graduate of the University of Louvain (Belgium) In 2002, Pierre LEFEVRE joined the GROUPAMA as Chairman & Chief Executive of Groupama Insurances in the UK. 2007-2010 : Chief Executive Officer of Groupama Assicurazioni, in Italy. Since 2011 : Director General International Groupama in charge of all insurance acrivities abroad. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Marc-Antoine Jamet Secretary General of LVMH Group (Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton) Marc-Antoine Jamet has been Secretary General of LVMH Group (Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton) since 2001, Vice-Chairman of the Perfume Industries Federation (FEBEA) since 2002 and since 2004, CEO of the Jardin d'Acclimatation, a famous Paris park for families which opened in 1860 and is located on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne. He was the President of Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB), Europe's oldest leading anti-counterfeiting, from 2001 to 2010. He has occupied numerous functions within the French administration. He was auditor at the Cour des Comptes (the French National Audit Office) in 1988, chief of staff to the speaker of the National Assembly from 1992 to 1993 and special advisor to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry from 2000 to 2001. He holds a bachelor's degree in literature, a master's degree in history and is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies ("Sciences Po") and of the French Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). He received the National Defence Medal in 1983, was made "Chevalier des Palmes Académiques" in 2001 and "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur" in 2007. He has been the Mayor of Val de Reuil, a little town in Normandy, since 2001, as well as Vice-chairman of the regional council of Haute-Normandie, since April 2004. Marc-Antoine Jamet was born in 1959. He is married with 4 children. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV of the French CEO • Jacques DESPONTS • Senior Executive Vice President - Member of the General Management Committee – Corporate and Investment Banking - BNP Paribas • Born on December 8th, 1948 in Quettreville-sur-Sienne (Manche) • Married with three children • Bachelor of law • Ph. D. in Public Law • Graduate of the Paris Institute for Political Studies Joined Banque Nationale de Paris in 1974 (Foreign Trade Department, General Supervision). Senior Vice President of the Finance Division, Treasurer On the personal staff of Jacques DELORS, Minister for Economy, Finance and Budget (MAUROY Government : May 1981 - July 1984) Senior Adviser on the personal staff of Pierre BEREGOVOY, Minister for Economy, Finance and Budget (FABIUS Government : July 1984 - March 1986) Senior Adviser on the personal staff of Pierre BEREGOVOY, Minister of State, Minister for Economy, Finance and Budget (ROCARD government : May 1988 - November 1989) Deputy Minister for Foreign Economic Relations - Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget (November 1989 - August 1993) BNP PARIBAS - Executive Vice President – Member of the General Management Committee - Global Head of International Trade (September 1993 – October 2002) Since November 2002 : BNP PARIBAS – Senior Executive Vice President - Member of the General Management Committee – Corporate and Investment Banking. Chairman of the WTO Committee at MEDEF (French Enterprises Association) and at the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE). Member of the Executive Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce – France.
Mini-CV of the French CEO • Joachim Bitterlich, Ambassador (ret) • Excecutive Vice President International Affairs Veolia Environnement, Paris and Chairman Veolia Environnement Germany, Berlin, Vice-President Comité France Chine Born July 10, 1948 in Germany1993-1998 : Director General of Foreign Policy, Economic Cooperation and External Security at the Federal Chancellor’ office and Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Federal Chancellor Helmut Koh1998-1999 : Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany on the North Atlantic Council in Brussels1999-2002 : Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra2003 – today : Executive Vice President International Affairs Veolia Environnement Paris and (since 2009) Chairman Veolia Environnement GermanyProfessor at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris ESCP-EuropeMember of different German, French and International Associations
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Paolo GASPARRINI President of L’Oreal China Date and place of birth: April 1950, Italy Married PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from PADOVA University He started his career as Medical visitor for an Italian Pharmaceutical company. Then he joined Johnson Wax Italy as Assistant Product Manager, Product Manager, and Senior Product Manager. Later on, he worked as Marketing Director in Manetti Roberts (Group Beecham) in Florence. In 1987, he joined L’Oreal in Italy as General Manager of the Luxury Products Division. In 1990, he was nominated President of L’Oreal Brazil. In the end of 1996, he was nominated President and Managing Director of L’Oreal China. Mini-CV of the French CEO
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (6) Charles-Edouard Bouée President, Asia, Member of the Global Executive Committee Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Date and place of birth: May 17, 1969; Neuilly-Sur-Seine marital status: married Education MBA, Harvard Business School MSc, École Centrale Paris Master's degree in Law, Paris University Principal positions during your career: Charles-Edouard Bouée is President of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Asia, and has been a member of the firm's Global Executive Committee since July 2010. He joined the firm as Senior Partner in the Paris Office, where he headed the Financial Services and Utility & Energy Competence Centers as well as the firm's private equity activities. Mr. Bouée began his career at Société Générale as an investment banker in Paris and London. Before joining Roland Berger he was Vice President of another anglo-saxon strategy consulting firm from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Bouée has been involved in projects in Europe and Asia working mainly on strategy, mergers and acquisitions and large-scale performance improvement projects. Mr. Bouée is an economic advisor to the French Government (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur) in China, and a member of the Shanghai board of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, where he has promoted cooperation among member companies, governments and business communities in both China and Europe. In 2010, he was presented with the Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government for his civic leadership and business contributions to Shanghai's development. Mr. Bouée is a frequent guest analyst on financial news media such as Bloomberg and CNBC. He is the author of the book "China's Management Revolution: Spirit, Land, Energy". Mini-CV of the French CEO Photo
Mini-CV of the French CEO • Gilbert ROVETTO • Chairman of AIR FRANCE CONSULTING subsidiary of the Group and Special Advisor to the CEO of AFKLM • Doctor in Physical Sciences • University of Paris Pierre and Marie Curie Career 1970-1973 Research assistant in General Physics 1973-1985 Engineer then Airline Pilot 1985-1988 Advisor in the Cabinet of the Minister of Transport. Chairman of an Economic Expansion Comittee in a mining region undergoing restructuration 1989-1991 Special advisor to the Minister of Transport and Space 1991- 1993 Technical Advisor in charge of Civil Aviation and Air trafic Control to the Minister of Transport 1993-1997 CEO of the French Airline AEROPOSTALE 1997-2009 Executive Vice President Flight Operations in Air France 2009-2010 Executive President Chief Operating Officer and Head of Public Affairs 2011 Chairman of AIR FRANCE CONSULTING subsidiary of the Group and Special Advisor to the CEO of AFKLM Distinctions Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur de la République Française
Mini-CV des Membres de la Délégation Officielle (11) Mini-CV of the French CEO • Bernard Poignant • China Advisor, Paris EUROPLACE, Financial Institutions Relationship Management, The Royal Bank of Scotland • Bernard Poignant is a graduate of the Institute of Political Science of Paris. • He started his career at BNP in 1967 where he worked in particular for the General Inspection (1971-1978), and then for the International Finances Department (1978-1987). In 1987 he was appointed Managing Director of BNP Capital Markets in London. In 1994 he joined Lazard Frères where he was in charge of the Equity Capital Markets department. Since January 1999, he was Director of International Project Financing at Veolia Environnement. He joined The Royal Bank of Scotland in June 2005. • Bernard is also Board Member and treasurer of the Comite France Chine and China Advisor for Paris EUROPLACE, the organization in charge to promote the Paris financial marketplace.
Third Session of the « French CEOs meet Chinese CEOs »Presentations of the CEOs’ companies
Third Session of the « French CEOs meet Chinese CEOs »Presentation of the French CEOs’ companies
Air France Air France-KLM is the European leader in air transport with more than 71.4 million passengers and €20.99 billion of revenues in 2009-10. Air France-KLM serves 244 destinations in 105 countries world-wide. It has the most extensive route network between Europe and the rest of the world, which is efficiently coordinated and balanced around the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs. With its new partner Alitalia, Air France-KLM is developing the leading network coordinated around a unique combination of hubs in northern and southern Europe. The partner of choice for the major air transport players, Air France-KLM is one of the founding members of the international airline alliance, SkyTeam, which enables it to extend and consolidate its reach in all of the largest markets in the airline sector across 169 countries. Some 105,000 employees contribute to the dynamism of the business, of which the main activities are passenger, cargo and maintenance. The Group is also developing ancillary activities such as catering and leisure transport. Building on its solid fundamentals and robust balance sheet, the Group is pursing a strategy of profitable growth together with a sustainable development policy based on respect of its commitments to environmental advances and social progress.
Air Liquide • Activities : • Gases and services for Industry, Healthcare and the Environment • Engineering and Construction (Air Separation Plant, H2 plant, …) • Welding equipment • Message : • Air Liquide has a strong investment plan in China (already more than 1 Billion euros decided), in order to satisfy the increasing demand and provide solutions in terms of energy efficiency, environment protection and healthcare. We see many opportunities in such growing markets as energy, steel, chemicals, environment, high technologies (eg. photovoltaic) and healthcare. • In addition, the trend to outsource production of non-core products (eg. oxygen) to professional companies such as Air Liquide represents many opportunities for Air Liquide. • Air Liquide has achieved a strong growth (+40 % growth over the last 5 years) supported by investment and HR plan “Teng Fei” • History in China : • First presence at the beginning of the century (1916) • First gas contract in 1991in Shanghai (Philips Semiconductors) • Key numbers in China: • Number of employees: >3500 • Number of medium-large size plants: 42 end of 2010 (8 in 2004) • Presence in Eastern China (Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang), Northern China (Tianjin, Beijing, Hebei, Liaoning, Heiliongjiang), Shandong, Central & Western China (Sichuan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Shanxi) and Southern China (Guandong)
BNP Paribas • Activity : Banking • Message :« The bank for a changing world » • History in China : • First office opened in Shanghai in 1860 • First European financial institution to open a representative office in Beijing in 1980 • First French bank to open a branch in Beijing in 1997 • Shareholder in Bank of Nanjing since 2005 • Launch of Wealth Management business in 2006 • Local incorporation of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd in 2008 • JV in Asset Management with Haitong Securities via Fortis • AA- rating by S&P, the highest rating possible in China • In figures : • Staff worldwide: 205 000 ; in China : 850 • Group Net banking income : 43,9 bn EUR ; in China : 94.7 mn EUR equ. • BNP Paribas (China) Ltd: 4 bn RMB registered capital, headquartered in Shanghai, branches in Beijing, Guandong and Tianjin, representative office in Chengdu. • Licenses: First French bank locally incorporated (July 2008), first French bank to obtain the banking license for business denominated in RMB with individuals (August 2009)
Activity: As the biggest « Utility Company » in the world, GDF SUEZ is active across the entire energy value chain (electricity, gas, energy services) as well as in water and waste management, through SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. Message:In China, we deliver services in the field of cooling and heating networks for municipalities, energy efficiency, LNG (liquefied natural gas) supply, power plants management, purchase of carbon credits, purchase of Chinese equipment for our power plants projects, innovative solutions to millions of people and to industries in drinking water, sanitation and waste management. My history in China: > First implantation: 1985 > First contract : Macao Water Some figures: Number of employees in the world: 214,800 in China: 7,000 Turnover in the world: 84,5 Bn EUR Managed turnover in China : 938.6 M EUR In China, more than 30 contracts in 19 municipalities for SUEZ Environnement, 3 JV in energy services in Beijing and Chongqing and 1 JV in energy in Zhenjiang for GDF SUEZ. GDF Suez
Activity: Insurance, Bank, financial Services Message:Providing a comprehensive range of protections to our Chinese clients My history in China: 1994: opening of Gan Assurance Beijing Representative Office then transformed into Groupama SA Beijing Representative Office in 1998 2003: obtaining approval from the CIRC (China Insurance Regulatory Commission) to commercialize non life insurance 2004: establishment of Groupama SA Chengdu Branch 2009: opening of Groupama Gan Vie Representative Office in Beijing 2010: signing an agreement with AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) in order to set up an insurance Joint Venture 2011: Groupama SA Chengdu Branch transformed into Groupama Insurance China Ltd. Some figures: Number of employees in the world: 39000 in China: 180 Turnover in the world: 17,6 billions euros in China : 69 millions RMB Number & type of affiliates in China and their locations : Groupama Insurance China Ltd, operations in Sichuan province and soon in Jilin Province Groupama Logo of your company A photo reprensentative of your company in China
Groupe SEB • Groupe SEB: Leader in Small Domestic Appliances • Design, Manufacturing and Sales of: Cookware (pots & pans, pressure cookers), Kitchen Electrics (Coffee machines, food processors, rice cookers, etc.) and Home&Personal Care products (Irons, vacuum cleaners, hair-dryers, etc.). • Sales operations through a portfolio of 22 Brands (international and local) within 150 countries over the world.(including: Arno, Calor, Krups, Lagostina, Moulinex, Panex, Rowenta, Seb, Supor, Tefal) • Groupe SEB in China: SUPOR • Since 2007, Groupe SEB is present in China following the acquisition of a 51,3% stake in SUPOR capital, which is listed at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. • Based in Hangzhou, SUPOR is N°1 in Cookware (pressure cooker, pots&pans, woks), and in the top 3 in Small Kitchen Electrics (rice cookers, kettle, soymilk maker) • Through its strong brand, SUPOR introduces constant innovation on the market to the benefits of the Chinese consumer • Thanks to the development of the Chinese market, and the sustained growth of Groupe SEB orders, SUPOR has tripled its sales in the last 5 years • With the support of more than 6,000 demonstrators, SUPOR relies on the 25,000 distribution point of sales and its own SUPOR Life Stores (more than 800) • In the meantime, SUPOR has doubled the number of its employees from 5,000 to 11,000; its 5 factories continue to expand (including Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam), and SUPOR is one of the largest Cookware manufacturer in the world. • Some figures of Groupe SEB in China : > Nb of employees: 11,000 (31/12/2010) > Turnover: 400 M€ (2010) • > Locations: Hangzhou (Headquarter of Zhejiang SUPOR Co. Ltd), • Wuhan, Yuhuan, Shaoxing, Shanghai.
Lafarge • Activities: Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 16.2 billion in 2010.Lafarge was ranked 6th in the "Carbon Disclosure Project" and entered the global "Dow Jones Sustainability Index" in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity. • Message: A strategically important market, China accounts for over half of global cement demand. Lafarge, which first moved into the Chinese market in 1994, is today present in all of its businesses (Cement, Aggregates & Concrete, and Gypsum) and has 10,633 employees. The Group is now the cement leader in south-western China, one of the regions posting the strongest growth. • Our story in China: > Date of our establishment: 1994 • Some figures : > Number of employees in China:10,633 employees (14% of total staff) > Sales in China: 464 M€ > 40 sites
Activity:cosmetics Message:Create beauty, diffuse beauty and lead beauty My history in China:Since the establishment of a subsidiary in the Chinese mainland in 1997, L’Oreal has successfully launched 17 of its international brands in this prospering market. Meanwhile, L’Oreal has acquired 2 local cosmetics brands in China - Mini-nurse and Yue-Sai. Today, all of L’Oreal’s brands have been well received by the Chinese consumers and are well established in their respective channels, with many of them being market leaders in their segments. Today, L’Oreal is among the most renowned and respected multinational companies in the country. Besides, L’Oreal has made unswerving efforts toward the objective of being a best corporate citizen and has been actively engaged in initiatives to support education, science, environmental protection, philanthropy and other social undertakings in China. Some figures: Number of employees in the world: 63000 in China: 2700 Turnover in the world: 19.5b euros in China : 1.013b RMB Number & type of affiliates in China and their locations : l’Oréal China Headoffice in Shanghai - WOF 2 plants in Suzhou and Yichang, 1 Research Center 1Management Development Center, 5 offices in Beijing, Shengyang, Guangzhou and Wuhan L’Oreal (China)
Activities : LVMH is the world leader in luxury. Present in more than 60 countries, it possesses a unique portfolio of over 60 prestigious brands. The Group is active in five different sectors : Wines & Spirits Spiritueux, Fashion & Leather goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry, Selective retailing. Message : LVMH represents the Western « Art de vivre » synonymous with both elegance and creativity. Five priorities reflect the fundamental values shared by all Group stakeholders: - Be creative and innovate - Aim for product excellence - Bolster the image of our brands with passionate determination - Act as entrepreneurs - Strive to be the best in all we do History in China : 2010 : Louis Vuitton’s exhibition at the « Exposition Universelle » in Shanghai. 2007 : Fendi’s fashion show on the Great wall of China. 2007 : Acquisition of Wen Jun Spirits. 1992 : Opening of the first Louis Vuitton store in Beijing. 1872 : First delivery of Hennessy Cognac in China. 1843 : First delivery of Moët & Chandon in China. Some figures : Number of employees in the world: 83 500 In China :7200 Hong Kong : 2800 Macao : 600 Revenues worldwide : 20 billions eurosIn China : 13 billions RMB. Number and types of subsidiary companies in China : Our main brands are all present in China (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Tag Heuer, Guerlain, Benefit …) In a thousand stores located in some 30 towns and cities. LVMH has taken interest since 2007 in Wenjun from Qiong Lai since to make it into China's premier luxury white spirit brand. LVMH
Activity: Automotive industry Message: 2nd European manufacturer of passenger vehicles. The 1st European manufacturer of light commercial vehicles. The group has two brands which are Peugeot and Citroën. In 2010, the Group achieved global sales of 3,602,200 vehicles. My history in China: In 1992, the PSA and DFM established a joint venture - DPCA. In 2010, DPCA has achieved sales volume of 375,700 vehicles. In 2006, Peugeot Citroën (China) Automotive Trade Co.,LTD was set up in Beijing. In 2008, China Tech Center was establied in Shanghai. In 2010, Mr. G. Olivier, member of the Managing Board, was appointed as CEO of Asian Division. In 2010, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Chang'an Automobile Group Co., Ltd. signed a joint venture contract. Some figures (2010): Number of employees in the world: 198,000 in China: 17,000 Turnover in the world: 56,1 billion euros Number & type of affiliates in China and their locations : Asia Division Shanghai Peugeot Citroën (China) Automotive Trade Co.,LTD Beijing China Tech Center Shanghai DPCA and its 2 factories (the 3rd factory is under construction) Wuhan Chang’An-PSA Project Shenzhen PSA Peugeot Citroën
Activity:Roland Berger Strategy Consultants is a leading global strategy consulting firm that was established in Greater China over 25 years ago. Our multinational management team possesses a deep understanding of all major sectors of the economy and has extensive concrete experience. The four Chinese offices (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei) now have over 200 consultants dedicated to working with both major Chinese and international companies to help them overcome their challenges and be successful. Message:In 2010, with its operations in 27 cities in China, with Chinese employees representing over 90% of the staff, and more than two thirds of the clients being Chinese companies, both private and public, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants made tremendous contributions to the development of Sino-French relations. My history in China: > Time of establishment: 1984 (incorporated in Shanghai in 1994) > First contract: 1984 Some figures: >Number of employees in the world: 2000 (including 300 at the Paris Office)；in China: 250 >Turnover in the world: $ > 1 bn. >Number & type of affiliates in China and their locations: Four Greater China offices----Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
RBS • RBS Group • The Royal Bank of Scotland Group is a large international banking and financial services company. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the Group operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia, serving over 30 million customers. • The Group provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well-known brands including, Citizens, Charter One, Ulster Bank, Coutts, Direct Line and Churchill. • The UK Government has a total shareholding in RBS Group of 39.7 billion shares, 70.3% of the total outstanding shares on issue or an economic interest of 84%. • RBS in China (Mainland) • RBS is a leading global wholesale and investment bank, transaction and private bank in Asia Pacific with a significant presence in 11 markets, including core markets such as China. With more than a century’s presence in China, RBS provides comprehensive wholesale banking services to government agencies, financial institutes, major corporate and institutional clients from both within the country and elsewhere in the world. Our expanded team of experienced international bankers bring to clients a range of world-class financial products, including our award winning foreign exchange services. Core products that are on offer include: Corporate Lending, Cross Border IPO Underwriting/Share Placement, Markets (currency, interest rates, fixed income, money market and equity), M&A Advisory, Corporate Risk Solution, Cash Management and Trade Finance. • RBS has also built multiple non-banking business platforms including a Trust JV (19.99% ownership in Suzhou Trust), a Futures JV (16.68% ownership in Galaxy Futures) and a wholly owned/locally incorporated leasing company. These non-banking platforms further enhances RBS’ ability to provide comprehensive wholesale banking products/services to its clients.
Activities : Saint-Gobain, worldwide leader in Habitat markets, is active in China across all its industrial activities (Glass, Pipes, Insulation, Abrasives, etc…) as well as through Building Materials Distribution. Message : Saint-Gobain is strengthening its expertise and know-how in China to the advantage of the Chinese population. Our History in China : > Beginnings: 1985 – Representative Office in Beijing, 1990 – Joint Venture for refractory manufacturing > First significant contract : 1931 piping project: 8000 tons (67km) of pipes for safe drinking water in Nanjing Some Figures : > Number of employees in China : 11 000 > Revenue in China : RMB 10 000m > 50 industrial sites, 12 commercial groups, one holding company, and one research centre. Saint-Gobain in China 2004 signing of a Joint Venture contract to establish a glass float in Qingdao
Position: Global Specialist in Energy Management Message As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 19.6 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.” SE history in China Schneider Electric’s association to China can be traced back to 1987 when they established their first joint-venture under the brand Merlin Gerin, in Tianjin. The most outstanding contribution made by Schneider Electric was to bring circuit breaker technology into China, replacing the traditional fuse, and eventually setting new standards for breakers in China. Schneider Electric accelerated its expansion in the China market in the 1990’s, along with the further opening up of the market. In the period 1992 to 2000, Schneider Electric set up in succession Schneider Electric (China) Investment Co., Ltd, the first R&D center, seven factories and three logistics centers. Schneider Electric's huge amount of investment constituted a strong support for China’s economic construction. Since 2001, Schneider Electric has comprehensively developed in the Chinese market, keeping pace with the booming economy and supporting the country’s development goals and priorities. By the end of 2010, Schneider Electric had established 77 offices, 26 factories, six distribution centers, one learning institute, three research and development centers, one laboratory, 600 distributors and a nation-wide sales network. Schneider Electric currently employs 22,000 staff in China, and helps create thousands of jobs through its partners and distributors. Schneider Electric • Key figures: • Number of employees: 110,000 worldwide 22,000 in China • Sales result: 19.6 bn € in 2010 • Number & type of affiliates in China and their locations : 26 Factories - 6Distribution centers - 77Sales branches
Sodexo • Activities: our on-site service solutions focus on 3 key elements of an organization • People, with foodservices (staff restaurant, executive dining...), wellness services, convenience services • Business Support Processes, with reception, help desk, cleaning, meeting room management... • Infrastructure & equipment, with building operations & maintenance, lab equipment asset management… • Message: • To be the strategic partner of businesses & organization, by creating and delivering Quality of Life Service solutions that help improve our Clients’ overall performance and development • Sodexo’s History in China : • In 1995, Food and Cleaning services contract at the American International School in Shanghai • In 1997, start operations in Guangzhou and Tianjin • In 1998, start operations in Beijing • In 2004, SAIC-Sodexo joint venture established • In 2006, start operations in Wuhan • In 2007, Sodexo is awarded the title of “Excellent Enterprise in Catering Business in China” by China Cuisine Association (CCA) • In 2008, FAW-Sodexo joint venture established • In 2009, Sodexo China included in the “2009 TOP 50 Service Outsourcing Providers in China” Rank first in its category • In 2010, Sodexo China listed into the “2010 TOP 50 Companies in Food Logistics” • Key figures in China: • Consolidated revenues: 1,273M RMB • Number of employees: 14 471 • Number of operation sites: ～ 600 • Principal clients: Enterprises and Administration, Schools and Universities, Hospitals and Senior Home… 2009 TOP 50 Service Outsourcing Providersin China