Guillaume Girard-Reydet always prefers to consider the glass half full. "Practice in our environment," smiles the new president France of Pernod Ricard. This bon vivant swears by the pleasures of the table. At 18, he absolutely wanted to meet, explore, have fun. He nevertheless remained rigorous, chaining his law to the faculty of Aix-Marseille and a master's degree at Sciences Po Paris. Returning from his military service in the navy, he did not project himself as a lawyer or in the police. He started at PwC in 1990, leaving himself time to choose.
The experience of consulting has been rewarding. Nevertheless, this universe did not really suit him. After three years, he seized the opportunity to join Pernod Ricard. "I loved the imagination associated with the company, the promise of gathering and selling happiness through products," he says. Arriving as a financial controller, he quickly expressed his desire for evolution. In 1995, he joined Bordeaux in order to...
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