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Patricia Barbizet, first woman elected to head Afep


STORY – The one who is one of the first women to have imposed herself in large groups will succeed Laurent Burelle at the head of the employers' association.

Handover to Afep, the employers' association which brings together 117 of the largest French companies.

On Thursday morning, its board of directors unanimously appointed Patricia Barbizet to succeed Laurent Burelle as its president from July 1, 2023. For the first time, a woman will therefore take the helm of this powerful organization, founded in 1982 by an emblematic boss, Ambroise Roux (he headed the CGE), and since then piloted by figures of French capitalism.

"No one has used this argument of its kind, and it's a very good thing"

, underlines Laurent Burelle, the president of Afep and the automotive supplier Plastic Omnium.

“This attests to the evolution of French companies, which are rather ahead of their European counterparts on these issues,”

notes Patricia Barbizet.

Estelle Brachlianoff at Veolia, Sabrina Soussan at Suez, Catherine MacGregor at Engie, Christel Heydemann at Orange: over the past three years,…

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Source: lefigaro

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