Françoise Gri joins the Supervisory board of 21 Centrale Partners

June 9, 2015

21 Centrale Partners announces the appointment of Françoise Gri to its Supervisory Board.

21 Centrale Partners’ Supervisory Board is a key component of its business network. These high-level, successful entrepreneurs and prominent business people offer strong development support through the contribution of know-how and experience in a variety of fields and industries as well as the generation of potential investment opportunities.

Françoise Gri’s longstanding experience and knowledge in management, information technology, organisation and change management are major strengths bringing added value the 21 Centrale Partners investment team and the managers of portfolio companies.

Gérard Pluvinet, Founding Managing Partner of 21 Centrale Partners, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Françoise to our Supervisory Board. As a renowned businesswoman, her unique global perspective, deep industry knowledge and network serve to enhance 21 Centrale Partners position as a privileged partner for growing companies.”

Biography of Françoise Gri
Françoise Gri is an internationally recognised business leader who has held several leadership roles.

She completed the first part of her career with IBM, where she was appointed President of IBM France in 2001. In 2007, she was appointed as CEO of Manpower France and then in 2011 as CEO of ManpowerGroup France and Southern Europe. In 2013, Françoise joined Pierre & Vacances Centre Parcs as CEO.

Currently Françoise Gri also sits on various advisory boards including those of Edenred, Crédit Agricole SA and WNS Services. 

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