Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the president of Medef, was the guest of “8:30 am franceinfo”, Monday March 15, 2021. The boss of Danone landed, the “Macron bonus”, pension reforms … He answers questions from Marc Fauvelle and Salhia Brakhlia.
Danone: “Emmanuel Faber made everyone move forward”
The boss of Medef first reacted on franceinfo to the ousting of Emmanuel Faber from the presidency of Danone by the board of directors of the company, after several months of sling of shareholders who challenged his strategy. “Danone has a social and economic project, what is important is that [le groupe] keep this double project“, said Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux.
“I would like to pay tribute to Emmanuel Faber who helped everyone move forward, he was perhaps at the forefront and he was a good boss of Danone“, he added.
There have been disagreements, it seems, I speak very cautiously between the board and the chairman of the board. So for a moment, you have to draw the consequencesGeoffroy Roux from Bézieux
“Prime Macron”: “It will be difficult”
The president of Medef was then invited to speak on the payment of a bonus for so-called “second line” employees, highly exposed during the health crisis. “It is going to be difficult, said Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, this is the year when the subject is how we will be able to maintain salary increases or bonuses when most companies – there are exceptions – will be in a difficult situation.“
Retreat: “The reform is dead and buried”
Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux was finally questioned on franceinfo on the future of the pension reform put on hold by the government. Reform “is dead and buried“, estimated the boss of the bosses.
“The reform that was proposed, poorly explained, poorly prepared since the start of the five-year term, I think it is dead and buried because the spirits are not ready whether it is on the social partners side or quite simply on the citizen side.“, he added.
Pensions are for everyone. This is the number 1 subject of concern for the French. They understood that pay-as-you-go retirement in a shrinking demographics was a problem, so something must be done.Geoffroy Roux from Bézieux
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