Born in 1944, Mr. Deconinck holds a degree from the École Centrale de Paris.
Bernard-André Deconinck is an observer of the Company’s Supervisory Board. Since 2013, he has been Chairman of the Management Board and member of the Bureau of Shareholders’ Meetings (as the representative of Heritage Fund) of SID, a family company holding shares of the Company. He was a member of the Management Board of Société Investissement Familiale (SIF), a holding company controlling the Company, until its initial public offering in 2013.
He began his career with the Group in 1969 as an engineer, then held positions in operational management (factories and divisions), then in as vice-president of purchasing, investing, style, research and Group development.