Beneteau Revolution, an Italian at the top of the world’s largest boat manufacturer

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Italian Gianguido Girotti (pictured above), 42 years old from Cesena, former general manager of the Beneteau brand, responsible for product strategy, will become deputy CEO and head the product strategy department of the Boat Division of the French giant. Girotti’s grade ascent took place as part of the “revolution” that involved the French giant.

The Italian Gianguido Girotti (pictured above), 42 years old from Cesena, former general manager of the Beneteau brand, responsible for product strategy, will become deputy CEO and head the product strategy department of the French giant’s Boat Division.

Jerome de Metz

Who’s new to the chief
<Jérôme de Metz is the new CEO of Groupe Beneteau after Hervé Gastinel, CEO since 2015, resigned with immediate effect.
Jérôme de Metz has a long career behind him, starting with a degree from the Business School of Lille in business administration and the title of accountant: already chairman of the board of Beneteau since last February, he is the founder of MBO Partenaires, a private equity firm accredited by the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF), which provides support and financing to entrepreneurs for the transfer of small and medium-sized unlisted companies.

After leading this company from 2002 to 2015, he was chairman of the supervisory board until 2018. Before that, he held a number of management positions in unlisted companies, family businesses and various associations.

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Alongside this appointment, the Board of Directors of the Boat Division is also evolving to bring together the group’s teams, brands, design units and factories around a stronger common project. This project is based on a transversal approach and will be reflected in the creation of two major departments, say from Beneteau.
Christophe Caudrelier, former financial director responsible for information systems and currently deputy CEO responsible for European activities, will maintain his current position and lead the group’s operational excellence department.

The Board of Directors will now also include Corinne Margot, Group Director of Human Relations and Communications, and will be assisted by two of the group’s experienced managers, Dieter Gust and Jean-Paul Chapeleau, respectively Chairman of Construction Navale Bordeaux and General Manager of Jeanneau and Prestige. No governance changes are underway for the Housing Division, headed by Patrick Mahé.

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