The new directors of listed companies have more diverse profiles

Posted on Nov 18, 2021, 5:41 PMUpdated Nov 18, 2021, 5:45 PM

In the first half of 2021, 103 new directors took office worldwide, against 138 over the whole of 2020. A record in terms of appointments since 2018. In France, nine new CEOs have arrived in the CAC case. 40. Among them, Antoine de Saint-Affrique at Danone, Benoit Bazin at Saint Gobain, Nicolas Hieronimus at L’Oréal, and Olivier Roussat at Bouygues, have taken up their new functions. Who are these new bosses?

The latter present a greater diversity of experiences and skills than in the past. “While the profiles of former CEOs, CFOs or COOs have traditionally tended to be overrepresented, the last few months have seen the arrival of more risk directors, strategy directors or digital directors to CEO positions. », Explains Heidrick & Struggles. The hunting firm looked at the path of 1,095 executives at the head of the largest listed companies in 24 countries.

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