Pierre Gattaz to succeed Emma Marcegaglia as President of BusinessEurope
During its meeting in Sofia today, the Council of Presidents of BusinessEurope unanimously elected Pierre Gattaz, current President of the French business federation MEDEF and CEO of Radiall, to succeed Emma Marcegaglia as President of BusinessEurope from 5 July 2018. He is elected for a period of two years, renewable once.
Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope, said: “I am delighted that Pierre Gattaz will succeed me on 5 July 2018. He is a successful entrepreneur and a convinced European. With his experience in a national member federation and in international fora such as the B7 and B20, he is the President that BusinessEurope needs in times of rising international tensions.”
Pierre Gattaz said: “I will do my utmost to fulfil the expectations of the 39 member federations of BusinessEurope. Taking up this important responsibility is an honour and a challenge. Emma Marcegaglia has set the bar very high and we are at a turning point in the global economic order. European business has to speak up. I am looking forward to contributing to increasing employment and growth across Europe and will fight protectionism with all my determination.”
See Pierre Gattaz' biography here.