Eurazeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Hermelin as Senior Advisor to the Group.
Currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capgemini, where he previously served as CEO and then as Chairman and CEO for a total of 18 years, Hermelin is one of the most esteemed figures in consulting and digital services worldwide. Under his guidance and stewardship, Capgemini has become one of the world’s leading players in the transformation and digitalization of companies and their business processes, with more than 300,000 employees in 50 countries. As a multinational business leader, innovation expert, and specialist in company organization and business internationalization, Hermelin will bring his experience and unique set of skills to further the development of Eurazeo’s portfolio companies, particularly those in the tech sector, in which the Group is one of Europe’s leading investors.
Hermelin will also be become a member of Eurazeo’s Advisory Council and in this capacity will assist the Group’s executives and investment teams in determining their strategic directions and developing their geographic expansion projects, while lending his expertise for the identification of potential partnerships as well as the analysis of sectors and investment opportunities.
Hermelin’s appointment reflects Eurazeo’s deeply held ambition and commitment to offer its shareholders, partner investors, and all the entrepreneurs supported by the Group, best-in-class international expertise in order to continue on their growth trajectory.
Virginie Morgon, Chief Executive Officer of Eurazeo, commented:
“I am pleased and proud that a visionary as talented and highly regarded as Paul Hermelin is joining Eurazeo and that our entire ecosystem will be able to benefit from his unique experience in company growth, transformation and digitalization. Paul will be a valued consultant, mentor, and champion for the entrepreneurs we support. His appointment represents a wonderful opportunity for Eurazeo, in line with our ambitions and our constant pursuit of excellence.”
Paul Hermelin added:
“I am thrilled to be joining Eurazeo and look forward to assisting the Group’s teams and the leaders of its portfolio companies in shaping their future development and their innovation projects. Its international ambitions, its wide-ranging portfolio, its status as a leader in technology investing, and its recognized expertise in sustainable and responsible development make Eurazeo a Group without equal to which I am pleased to bring my skills and experience.”