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Daniel Bernard

Major Career Roles:

  • Former Chair and CEO of Carrefour SA
  • President of Provestis
  • Senior Advisor to TowerBrook Capital Partners LLC
  • NED Jaxsta LTD
  • Chair of Kaporal Collections


Other Career Highlights: 

  • Vice Chair of Capgemini SE
  • Chair of Kingfisher plc
  • Permanent Representative Peugeot SA
  • MAF Retail LLC

Daniel Bernard has a vast wealth of experience from Chair positions held in CAC 40, CAC All-Tradeable, Euronext 100, FTSE 100 and SBF 120 public companies. This experience is combined with his 39 years of international senior leadership experience and multi-industry knowledge of the consumer goods sector and its digital transformation, software and computer services, general retailers, automotive, and private equity.


Daniel Bernard is the former Chair and CEO of Carrefour SA, where during his tenure it became the second biggest retailer in the world after Walmart Inc., and is President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private equity firm, TowerBrook Capital Partners LLC. He was also previously Vice Chair of Capgemini SE and Chair of Kingfisher plc.


Professional experience from positions in the consumer-goods industry at, among others, Metro International where Daniel was Chief Operating Officer, Chair of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group, as a representative on the Board of Peugeot SA, an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Saint-Gobain SpA and of Alcatel Lucent SA.


Daniel has considerable experience in the management of leading international companies where he has held top positions, like at Carrefour where he made them a global competitor against the giant that is Walmart. Together with expertise in Corporate Governance, gained through major Corporate Governance responsibilities in leading listed companies in France and the UK.


He is currently President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private-equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC. He is also Board Member of ESAS Holdings AS (Turkey), HEC Paris, Head of Governance Committee and Honorary Chair of HEC Foundation.