Maurice Marchand Tonnel Biography


Maurice Marchand-Tonel was a CEO for over 20 years, heading five companies

he all turned around and grew:

Compagnie Olivier : Paris/ Hong-Kong/NY(trading/distribution)

23 countries on all five continents ( foodstuffs, textiles, luxury

goods): $ 1 Billion sales, profit increase $ 100M.

SOMMER ( now Tarkett) : $ 1 billion sales, net profit from $

10 M to $ 80 M. Strong international growth (organic and

acquisitions) : Europe, North America , Far East (Plant in China)

Givenchy/Louis Vuitton,

Givenchy : CEO,$ 1.2 billion sales volume (mostly Asia and

North America). Return onu equity raised from negative to 40%.

Louis Vuitton (simultaneously) : Senior VP Development

. Board Member of Comité Colbert and Strat. Committee thereof .

Ciments Français Int’l (Italcementi) : $1.8 billion sales. Profits

improved $ 250 M. .Over 30 investment/divestment.operations.

Transalliance (transportation , logistics) : $ 800 M , ROE from

negative to 45%

Maurice Marchand-Tonel had previously started his career with the Boston Consulting Group (then a 17-person start-up) in Boston, prior to coming to

Europe as co-founder of BCG in France and Germany (from 2 to 80 professionals in 4 years).He came back to consulting in 1998 as a partner with Arthur Andersen/BearingPoint to which he was a Senior Advisor.until 2013.

He is also an Advisory Director to Investcorp (London and NY) . He sat on the Investment Committee of Natixis Private Equity Int’l until 2011.

Born into a French American family, he is founder and president of the European American Chamber of Commerce in Paris and sits on the Board of the New York chapter. The network also includes Cincinnati, OH, Princeton., NJ, and Lyon.

He sits on the Board of two listed companies : Essilor (CAC 40 , market cap $ 23 billion, 50,000 people) and Faiveley (SBF 120 ,market cap $ 1.0 billion , 5,000 people).

He is married , with three children and four grandchildren.He lives in Paris and in the US.