CEO Rexel Group
Patrick Berard, 63 years old, joined Rexel in 2003 as CEO Rexel France. He became SVP Europe in July 2015 and was SVP Southern Europe since 2007. In 2013, he assumed additional responsibility for Belgium and Luxemburg and in 2014 he was appointed SVP Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. He’s currently the Group CEO of Rexel worldwide.
Before joining Rexel, Patrick Berard was CEO of Pinault Bois & Matériaux (2002-2003), part of the Kering group of companies (formerly PPR). Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Antalis (Arjo Wiggins) from 1999 to 2002 and from 1988 to 1999 he held various management positions at Polychrome, including General Manager Europe and Group Vice-President and Executive Committee member of Kodak Polychrome Graphics. From 1980 to 1987, Patrick Berard worked as a consultant for McKinsey before moving to Thomson as Strategic Development Director for Industry and Engineering.
Patrick Berard began his career in 1978 at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Grenoble.