Performance, initiative and commitment are the values which have shaped my career to date.

I have put these values into practice in progressively more senior roles at Promodes, Carrefour, Elior Group and, most recently, Maisons du Monde.

From turnarounds of Carrefour Belgium and Champion supermarkets in Spain, through brand harmonisation and new concept development in Carrefour Spain and as CEO of Carrefour France, I led a continuous process of transformation, innovation and brand convergence which is still bearing fruit today.

At Elior, I developed and delivered the Elior Ambition program which, together with a series of financial and M&A transactions, led to a highly successful IPO in June 2014, which it was my honour to lead.

These achievements, accomplished only by engaging the full commitment of those working for me, have been the highlights of my professional life. They, and the values which underpin them, are the foundations on which I permanently seek to build my career.

Gilles Petit