Frédéric Sanchez

Portrait of Frédéric Sanchez

Independent director

Frédéric Sanchez, born in 1960, is Chairman of the Fives Executive Board.

He started his career in 1985 with Renault in Mexico, then in the USA. In 1987, he became a Mission Manager at Ernst & Young. In 1990 he joined Fives-Lille group, in which he held various positions before being appointed Chief Financial officer in 1994 and becoming Chief Executive Officer in 1997. In 2002, the « Compagnie de Fives-Lille » (renamed Fives in 2007) became a company with a Management and Supervisory Board, chaired by Frédéric Sanchez. Under his leadership, Fives accelerated its development by re-organising into four divisions and strengthening its geographical footprint through major acquisitions and the opening of regional offices in Asia, Russia, Latin America and the Middle-East. Since 2002, Group sales tripled.

Mr Sanchez is President of MEDEF International and President of the Council of Entrepreneurs France-Vietnam, France-Cambodia and France-Saudi Arabia and UAE. Mr. Sanchez is also an independent member of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of Mirion, an administrator of Thea, Primagaz and Bureau Veritas and honorary co-president of the Alliance Industrie du Futur. Finally, he is the honorary co-President of Alliance Industrie du Future.

Mr Sanchez graduated from HEC Business School (1983), as well as Sciences-Po Paris (1985). He also holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Université Paris-Dauphine (1984). He is of French nationality.