Pierre Pringuet joins Cap Gemini’s Board of Directors04/30/2009
At the Annual General Meeting of Cap Gemini held today, the shareholders approved the appointment of Pierre Pringuet, Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard, to the Board of Directors of the company.
BiographyA graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines, Pierre Pringuet started his career in the French civil service. He became an advisor to the government minister Michel Rocard from 1981 to 1985 before being given responsibility for the farming and food-processing industries at the Ministry of Agriculture.
He joined Pernod Ricard in 1987 as Development Director, playing an active role in the Group’s international development and occupying the posts of Managing Director of the Société pour l’Exportation des Grandes Marques (1987-1996) and then chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Europe (1997-2000).
In 2000 he joined Patrick Ricard at the corporate headquarters, together with Richard Burrows, as one of Pernod Ricard’s two joint Managing Directors. He has been a board member of Pernod Ricard since 2004.
Pierre Pringuet led the successful acquisition of Allied Domecq in 2005, and then the integration process.
In December of that year he became the Group’s sole managing director.
In 2008, Pierre Pringuet successfully leads the acquisition of Vin & Sprit and its vodka brand Absolut, putting the finishing touch to the internationalisation of Pernod Ricard.
Following Patrick Ricard’s resignation from his executive duties, Pierre Pringuet was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 5 November 2008. He is supported by a collegial team comprising four Deputy Managing Directors: Emmanuel Babeau, in charge of Finance, Thierry Billot, in charge of Brands, Michel Bord, in charge of the Distribution Network and Bruno Rain, in charge of Human Resources. Pierre Pringuet also chairs the Comité Sully, which promotes the French food-processing industry. He holds the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit, and of Officier du Mérite Agricole.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 80 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.
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