Famous French CEOs

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 1 Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn
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Famous As: Former CEO of Renault & Nissan
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guajará-Mirim, State of Rondônia, Brazil

Carlos Ghosn is a French–Lebanese–Brazilian businessman who served as the CEO of Michelin North America. He also served as the chairman and CEO of Nissan and Renault. In 1999, he saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and turned around its fortune. In 2018, he was arrested in Japan for misusing Nissan's assets. He dramatically escaped from the custody is currently an internationally wanted fugitive.

 2 Richard Mille

Richard Mille
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Draguignan, France

 3 Mohamed A. El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Born to Egyptian parents in New York, Mohamed A. El-Erian grew up in the U.S., Egypt, and France, with his diplomat father. Educated at Cambridge and Oxford, he later served as the CEO of PIMCO. Apart from being a Bloomberg columnist, he has also written bestsellers such as When Markets Collide.

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 4 Ned Lamont

Ned Lamont
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 5 Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: September 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 31, 2019

 6 Vincent Bolloré

Vincent Bolloré
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Famous As: Chairman and CEO of the investment group Bolloré
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

 7 Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Marie Besnier Beauvalot
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Famous As: Major shareholder of Lactalis
Birthdate: July 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: France
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 8 Francis Kurkdjian

Francis Kurkdjian
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Famous As: Perfumer and Businessperson
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

 9 Michel Leclercq

Michel Leclercq
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Famous As: Founder and 40% owner of Decathlon
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: France

 10 Marcel Bich

Marcel Bich
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: May 30, 1994

 11 Sue Nabi

Sue Nabi
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Famous As: CEO of Coty
Birthdate: February 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 12 Paul Ricard

Paul Ricard
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: July 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: November 7, 1997

 13 Gérard Mulliez

Gérard Mulliez
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Famous As: Founder of the Auchan chain of department stores
Birthdate: May 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roubaix, France

 14 Kilian Hennessy

Kilian Hennessy
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: February 19, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 1, 2010

 15 Claudie Haigneré

Claudie Haigneré
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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Le Creusot, France

 16 Jean-Marie Messier

Jean-Marie Messier
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grenoble, France

 17 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber

Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 7, 2006

 18 Jean-Pierre Garnier

Jean-Pierre Garnier
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: October 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Le Mans, France

 19 Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière

Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière
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Famous As: Founder and CEO of FIMALAC
Birthdate: November 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nice, France

 20 Hubert Perrodo

Hubert Perrodo
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Famous As: Founder and sole owner of the oil group Perenco
Birthdate: January 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Larmor-Baden, Morbihan, France
Died: December 29, 2006

 21 Clément Fayat

Clément Fayat
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Famous As: Founder and owner of Fayat Group
Birthdate: 1931 AD
Birthplace: France

 22 Gerard Mestrallet

Gerard Mestrallet
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Famous As: chairman of the board of directors of Engie and as CEO from 2008 to 2016
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

 23 Jean-Luc Lagardère

Jean-Luc Lagardère
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aubiet, France
Died: March 14, 2003

 24 Bernard Fraisse

Bernard Fraisse
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Famous As: Founder and owner of 100% of Fareva
Birthdate: July 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: France

 25 Olivier Bouygues

Olivier Bouygues
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Famous As: Deputy CEO of the French company Bouygues, and CEO of the family holding company SCDM
Birthdate: September 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: France

 26 Claudius Rich

Claudius Rich
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 28, 1787
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: October 5, 1821

 27 Yves Carcelle

Yves Carcelle
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 31, 2014

 28 François Léon Marie-Joseph Dalle

François Léon Marie-Joseph Dalle
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Famous As: French executive
Birthdate: March 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: August 9, 2005

 29 Jacques Courtin

Jacques Courtin
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: August 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 23, 2007