Eric Sandrin appointed Legal Director of Kering
Kering announces the appointment of Eric Sandrin as Group legal director, effective 10 June 2014. In this role, Sandrin will bring an international outlook to the legal operations of the Group and its brands and specialist expertise acquired in the course of his professional career in business and consultancy. He will report to Jean-François Palus, managing director of the Kering Group. Eric Sandrin was previously Group general counsel of the Scor Group.
Eric Sandrin succeeds Michel Friocourt who will become an advisor to the Chairman and CEO on governance, organisation, strategy and development topics as well as special projects for the Group and its brands. Friocourt joined Pinault SA as legal director in October 1990 and has since successfully supported the Group’s strategic transformation.
Eric Sandrin, 49, joins Kering from the SCOR Group where he served as general legal counsel since March 2011. Prior to SCOR, he was legal director and general secretary of Atos Origin. He also spent a number of years with the General Electric Company (GE) where he held positions including: general counsel of the EMEA Medical Systems division, general counsel of the Oil & Gas division in Florence, legal counsel Global Transactions and lobbying director. He began his career as a lawyer with Lyonnet & Bigot in Paris and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Sandrin is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and earned a degree (DEA) in private law from the Université Paris XII.
A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of €9.7 billion in 2013 and had 31,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).