Governance

Executive committee

Michaël Fribourg founded Groupe Familial Fribourg, the controlling shareholder of Colombus Holding, alongside long-term institutional investors and several French family offices. He began his career in the cabinet office of Renaud Dutreil (Minister for Trade, Craft Industry and Small Businesses and Enterprises), where he worked from 2005 to -2006 before joining the Inspection générale des finances (the French tax inspectorate), where he led several advisory and support projects for the French administration and for the Office of the French President.

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Michaël Fribourg

Chairman

Chief Executive Officer

Chairman of the Acquisitions Committee

Olivier Buquen graduated from ESSEC Business School, Sciences Po Paris and Harvard Business School.He began his professional career in 1988 as head of communications for Bolloré Group. In 1990, he joined the Finance Department of Paribas Bank.

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Olivier Buquen

Group’s Chief Financial Officer

As Secretary General of Chargeurs, Joëlle Fabre-Hoffmeister is responsible for the Human Resources and Internal Communications Department, and supervises the activities of the Group's Legal Department and Tax Department. In conjunction with the Group's Finance Department, she directs the Group's risk management policy and defines Chargeurs' values and sustainable development model...

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Joëlle Fabre-Hoffmeister

Group’s General Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer Group

Matthieu Balescut is in charge of the strategy, business development, communications and marketing of the Chargeurs group. Former Advisor to the Chairman of the Dassault Group (2004-2014), and Secretary General of the Akka Technologies Group (2014-2018), he is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and Sorbonne University.

Matthieu Balescut

Head of Business Development and Group strategy

In 1984, Laurent Derolez joined the wool division of the Chargeurs group. In 1998, he was appointed manager of Novacel. Two years later, he was heading the subsidiary Chargeurs Protective Films, whose growth he has promoted and whose position as international leader he strengthened. Laurent Derolez is a graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts.

Laurent Derolez

Managing Director of Chargeurs’ Protective Films

Angela Chan joined the Chargeurs group in February 2018. She is Managing Director of Chargeurs' PCC Fashion Technologies, the world's leading interlining company. Previously Chief Sourcing Officer and SVP Global Business Development and Sourcing at Destination XL, an international multi-channel men's apparel retailer in the United States, Angela Chan joined the Chargeurs group in order to develop Chargeurs’ Fashion Technologies' activities...

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Angela Chan

Managing Director of Chargeurs’ PCC Fashion technologies

Sampiero Lanfranchi is the Managing Director of Chargeurs’ Technical Substrates. He joined the Chargeurs group in 2017 as Director of International Development and Acquisitions and Advisor to the CEO...

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Sampiero Lanfranchi

Managing Director of Chargeurs’ Technical Substrates and advisor to the CEO

Frederico Paullier is Managing Director of Chargeurs' Luxury Materials. He is in charge of its international development and of consolidating its position as the international leader in premium-grade certified and traceable fibers...

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Federico Paullier

Managing Director of Chargeurs’ Luxury materials

Deborah Berger is Deputy Managing Director of Development at Chargeurs’ Luxury Materials. After a career in the public service (financial supervisor at the ACPR, Inspectorate-General of Finances and Office of the Minister of Labor, Employment and Health), she joined the SCOR group, one of the world leaders in reinsurance...

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Deborah Berger

Deputy Managing Director and Development Director of Chargeurs’ Luxury materials

Board of Directors

Michaël Fribourg founded Groupe Familial Fribourg, the controlling shareholder of Colombus Holding, alongside long-term institutional investors and several French family offices. He began his career in the cabinet office of Renaud Dutreil (Minister for Trade, Craft Industry and Small Businesses and Enterprises), where he worked from 2005 to -2006 before joining the Inspection générale des finances (the French tax inspectorate), where he led several advisory and support projects for the French administration and for the Office of the French President.

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Michaël Fribourg

Chairman

Chief Executive Officer

Chairman of the Acquisitions Committee

Cécilia Ragueneau holds a master’s degree in International Business (European Business School), a post-graduate degree in Marketing Studies (University Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne) and an Executive MBA from the European Institute Of Business Administration (INSEAD – Vivendi Talents Program).

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Cécilia Ragueneau

Independent director Chair of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Acquisitions Committee

 

For the last eight years, Emmanuel Coquoin has been Investment Director at Habert Dassault Finance. He is a graduate of IEP Paris and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He began his career at Barclays Bank, Paris as an analyst and subsequently worked in the Corporate Finance division in London as an Associate Director.

Colombus Holding

Director Permanent representative of Colombus Holding SAS on the Board of Directors: Emmanuel Coquoin

 

A graduate of HEC Business School, Isabelle Guichot began her career at Cartier International where she held the following posts: Project Manager at Cartier Incorporated in New York (1988-89) and then Vice Secretary General (1989-91); Sales Director at Cartier International (1992-95), Chief Executive Officer of Cartier SA France (1996-99), President and Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels International (1999-2005) and Lancel (2003-2005)...

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Isabelle Guichot

Independent director Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Ethics Committee

 

Georges Ralli holds a post graduate diploma in banking and finance from the University of Paris-V, and is a graduate of the Paris Institut d’études politiques (economics and finance option) and the Institut commercial in Nancy. He joined Crédit Lyonnais in 1970 where he served in a number of management positions until 1981...

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Georges Ralli

Non-voting director

Maria Varciu holds an MBA from Open University Business School (United Kingdom and Romania), and has considerable experience in international commercial management for perfume and high-end cosmetic brands, which she has acquired both in France and abroad. In 2006, she joined IKC (International Kontact Consulting), before integrating LVMH’s Parfums Givenchy in 2009. At the end of 2010, she returned to IKC, which had become ID Beauty, to lead the international commercial department. She subsequently became VP Brands in 2015.

Maria Varciu

Independent director

Nicolas Urbain is currently Chief Executive Officer of EFFICAP II. He holds a post-graduate degree in corporate and tax law from Paris II University and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Urbain has worked for Clinvest in both Paris and New York and has served in various management positions at companies in the pharmaceutical, services and real estate investment industries. He has also been a financial engineering consultant.

Nicolas Urbain

Director (appointed by the Board)

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