Françoise Gri joins the Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group as Chief Executive Officer
Françoise Gri, Chairman of ManpowerGroup France and Southern Europe from 2007 to 2012, is to join the Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group as Chief Executive Officer alongside the Group's Chairman Gérard Brémond.
Françoise Gri, 54 years of age, is a graduate from ENSIMAG, the top French school in computing and applied maths in Grenoble (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble). She has spent the majority of her career at IBM where she became Chairman and CEO for France in 2001, in particular leading the transformation of the IT equipment sales business into an IT services provider and making it a leader in technological integration in France.
In 2007, she joined Manpower as Chairman and led the overhaul of the temporary work giant into a group specialised in employment solutions. She tackled the mission of transforming a unit that represented the group's leading market with turnover of more than five billion euros, by completely overhauling processes, restructuring a number of functions and rolling out new activities. After successfully completing this mission, Françoise Gri was nominated Chairman of ManpowerGroup France and Southern Europe.