Chairman of Fives’ Executive Board
Within MEDEF (French Business Confederation):
– President of MEDEF International
– President of the cluster “Internationalisation & Channels”
– President of the Council of Entrepreneurs France-Vietnam, France-Cambodia and France-Burma
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Cameron France Holding, CPI’s parent company
Primagaz & Ubifrance Administrator
Member of the Supervisory Board of Saur (Hime Group)
Honorary co-president of the Alliance Industrie du Futur
Frédéric Sanchez was born in 1960 and graduated from HEC Business School (1983), as well as Sciences-Po Paris (1985). He also holds a Master Degree in Economics from Université Paris-Dauphine (1984).
He started his career in 1985 with Renault in Mexico, then in the USA. In 1987, he became a Mission Manager at Ernst & Young.
In 1990 he joined Fives-Lille group, in which he held various positions before being appointed Chief Financial officer in 1994 and becoming Chief Executive Officer in 1997.
In 2002, the « Compagnie de Fives-Lille » (renamed Fives in 2007) became a company with a Management and Supervisory Board, chaired by Frédéric Sanchez.
Under his leadership, Fives accelerated its development by re-organizing into four divisions and strengthening its geographical footprint through major acquisitions and the opening of regional offices in Asia, Russia, Latin America and the Middle-East. Since 2002, Group sales more than doubled, as well as the number of employees.