Governance

Key executives

Thierry Petit Thierry Petit
CEO

Thierry Petit

Thierry Petit
CEO

Thierry Petit is a co-founder, along with David Dayan, of Showroomprivé.com, which launched in 2006. He is the Director and Chief Executive Officerof the Group. Thierry Petit began his career in digital agencies in 1995 and, at the age of 25, created the first price comparison tool in France (toobo.com), which was sold to Libertysurf in July 2000. Thierry Petit has nearly 20 years of experience in launching start-ups. He is also vice-chairman of the Board of France Digitale. Thierry Petit studied telecommunications engineering.
David Dayan and Thierry Petit share the roles of (i) Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO and (ii) Deputy CEO, rotating as Chairman of the Board and CEO every two years.

David DayanDavid Dayan
Deputy CEO

David Dayan

David Dayan
Deputy CEO

David Dayan is a co-founder, along with Thierry Petit, of Showroomprivé.com, which launched in 2006. He is the Deputy CEO of the Group. Before the creation of Showroomprivé.com, he worked in the stock clearance sector for 15 years, during which he developed significant experience, know-how and a network of relationships with brands and wholesalers. He was the CEO of FRANCE EXPORT. He began his career at the age of 18 in a family-run wholesale/clearance business.

David Dayan and Thierry Petit share the roles of (i) Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO and (ii) Deputy CEO, rotating as Chairman of the Board and CEO every two years.

Board of Directors

MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thierry Petit
Thierry Petit is a co-founder, along with David Dayan, of Showroomprivé.com, which launched in 2006. He is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Thierry Petit began his career in digital agencies in 1995 and, at the age of 25, created the first price comparison tool in France (toobo.com), which was sold to Libertysurf in July 2000. Thierry Petit has nearly 20 years of experience in launching start-ups. He is also vice-chairman of the Board of France Digitale. Thierry Petit studied telecommunications engineering.

David Dayan
David Dayan is a co-founder, along with Thierry Petit, of Showroomprivé.com, which launched in 2006. He is the Deputy CEO of the Group. Before the creation of Showroomprivé.com, he worked in the stock clearance sector for 15 years, during which he developed significant experience, know-how and a network of relationships with brands and wholesalers. He was the CEO of FRANCE EXPORT. He began his career at the age of 18 in a family-run wholesale/clearance business.

Eric Dayan
Eric Dayan served as inventory management director and sales director from 2000 to 2006 for FRANCE EXPORT, specialized in the clothing and shoe distribution sector. In 2006, he was involved in the creation of Showroomprive.com as an associate director. He was currently in charge of B to B activities at Showroomprivé.

Michaël Dayan
Michaël Dayan contributed to the creation of the Showroomprive.com adventure. An entrepreneur by nature, he assisted the site on commercial and legal subjects.

Marie Cheval
Marie Cheval, is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and of France's national school of administration (ENA). In 1999, Marie Cheval joined the Inspectorate General of Finances. From 2002 until 2011, she occupied a number of positions with the La Poste Group: Director of financial services strategy for La Poste, and then La Banque Postale; Marketing and Sales Director (2006 - 2009), then Director of Operations for La Banque Postale (2009 - 2011). In 2011, Marie Cheval joined the Société Générale Group as Director of Global Transactions and Payment Services. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Boursorama in 2013. Marie Cheval will join Carrefour group and will be Group and France Executive Director Customers, Services and Digital Transformation as of October 2nd 2017.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

The independent directors are members of the Auditing Committee and the Nominating and Compensation Committee. They are appointed on the basis of their independence and financial and/or accounting expertise for the Auditing Committee and their expertise in the selection and compensation of corporate officers of publicly traded companies for the Nominating and Compensation Committee.

Melissa Reiter Birge
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Melissa Reiter Birge is CFO of KAYAK Software Corporation, a US e-commerce company where she has worked since 2009. From 2002 to 2009, she held various positions, including controller, at Orbitz, Inc., and Vice-President of Finance at Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC, a chain of restaurants.

Olivier Marcheteau
Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Olivier Marcheteau is CEO and Board member of the French start-up Vestiaire Collective, dedicated to the online sale of pre-owned fashion and luxury, present in France and the United Kingdom since 2014. He began his career at Procter & Gamble before working at Nike. He joined Microsoft in 2004 and became MSN France’s director in 2006. In 2008, he was appointed to the head of consumer products at Microsoft in France. He joined Casino in October 2010 as chairman of Cidscount and non-food e-commerce director of the group, where he developed the retail website, opened its marketplace and completed the acquisition of Monshowroom.

Marie Ekeland
Marie Ekeland is the founder of Daphni. She began her career in 1997 as an IT specialist at the investment bank JP Morgan. In 2000, Marie joined the innovation investment team at CPR Private Equity, then continued her career on the Venture Capital team at Crédit Agricole Private Equity before joining Elaia Partners in 2005. She is also the co-founder and co-Chair of France Digitale, uniting entrepreneurs and investors in digital innovation for the development of this ecosystem.

Cyril Vermeulen
Graduated from Ponts & Chaussées and HEC-Entrepreneurs, Cyril Vermeulen also worked at McKinseys and at the inspection department of Société Générale. In 1999, Cyril Vermeulen cofounded auFeminin.com, an online media group sold to Axel Springer. After that, he continued his career as an entrepreneur and teacher in Shanghai during 6 years. For the past 15 years, he has been an active investissor and member of the board of directors in digital startups.

Alix Laine
Ms. Alix Laine (maiden name Foriel-Destezet), is a member of the Board of Directors of Akila, her father’s family office, Philippe Foriel-Destezet, she joined in 2012 to take over the Private Equity activities. She is a censor within the board of the Sarenza online shoe sales website. Ms. Laine started her career as a journalist at Bloomberg in London and then at LCI and M6 in Paris. She then participated in the launch of the TerraFemina website as editor-in-chief, prior to the merger with the Webedia group. She is the mother of three children and lives in London today. She is a graduate from Sciences Po Paris and the School of Journalism of Columbia University.

 

CENSOR

Frédéric Haffner 
Frédéric Haffner, is a graduate of the HEC business school. In 1999 he joined Rothschild & Cie, where he led on a number of mergers and acquisitions and financing operations to assist major French and European corporate in their international development. He joined Carrefour in 2014 as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2017, he coordinated the IPO of Carmila, Carrefour shopping malls’ arm in Europe and Grupo Carrefour Brasil. Frédéric Haffner will be Executive Director Strategies M&A as of October 2nd 2017.