Barbizet, Patricia - from France
Country of meeting: Davos in the year 2013
Prominent figure in the French business world. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Christie's in 2014, the first female CEO of the company. She has been Executive Director of Groupe Artémis since 1992 and is Vice-Chairman of the Board ofKering (ex PPR) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Christie's.
In 1989, she joined the Pinault Group as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Deputy Director-General for Finance and Communication of Pinault-CFAO (1990) before becoming Managing Director of Artemis, the investment company of the Pinault family. Artemis owns 40% of Kering, 100% of Christie's, Chateau Latour, Le Point ... As such, she is Vice President of the Board of Kering (formerly Pinault-Printemps-Redoute), the world Number 3 in the luxury goods sector, Chairman of Christie's International PLC and she serves on the boards of several of the Group's companies (Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent...) She also serves as a qualified independent member of the Board of Total SA.
In 2015, she was ranked 6 in Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women EMEA.
On 20 November 2008, the President of the Republic appointed her to head the Investment Committee of the €20 billion Strategic Investment Fund (a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations).
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