Chief Growth and Performance Officer
Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
Tell us about your career and how you joined Argos?
I’ve had a dual career. I’ve had corporate experience at Suntory and LVMH, and I’ve also worked at McKinsey, where I spent five years handling the strategic and operational issues of large companies. My career path has enabled me to acquire skills in corporate strategy as well as in finance and organisation.
I have always been curious and eager to learn, and this has guided my professional career. I’ve also had the good fortune to work abroad, in Amsterdam and Singapore, for example.
I found that Argos really wants to help develop the companies it supports, that it has a multi-sectoral dimension, and a close-knit international team. I can put all of my skills to good use and make a tangible contribution to the group’s growth and development.
The world of private equity has changed a lot in recent years. What is your definition of PE? How do you see it?
In my opinion, private equity has a great deal of responsibility in today’s economy. Private equity firms contribute to the development of the economic fabric of the countries in which they operate, especially as they invest in small and mid-sized companies.
Private equity firms now also play a major role in transition, energy transition for example. And they learn, because they are constantly exposed to new challenges and new situations.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
First of all, my daughter, and very early at that!
Next, working with an engaged, positive-thinking team with lots of plans for the future, and knowing that I will be able to contribute to those endeavours.
What encounter - or moment - has marked your journey at Argos?
I joined Argos only recently, I was immediately struck by the very warm welcome I received.
Everyone at Argos is both demanding and very involved in his or her ongoing projects. But they’re all open and available.
The words to describe Argos that stand out from my initial discussions are “respectful” and “caring”.
It’s a particularly pleasant work environment.
In a more general way, is there a person you admire, who inspires you on a daily basis?
How do you balance your professional and personal life?
I love spending time with the people who are closest to me: my family and my friends.
I go for long walks, such as to the top of Montmartre to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Paris.
And I’ve always played sports. Running regularly is my bubble for relaxation and energy.
How do you see yourself in 10 years?
“In my opinion, private equity has a great deal of responsibility in today’s economy. Private equity firms contribute to the development of the economic fabric of the countries in which they operate, especially as they invest in small and mid-sized companies.”
Do you have a place to share with us that reflects you? A place that inspires you and contributes to your balance?
In another life, you would be... ?
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