Nexans Appoints Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer
Paris La Défense, July 4th, 2018 - The Board of Directors of Nexans, during its meeting of July 3, 2018 chaired by Georges Chodron de Courcel, decided to appoint Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer. He will take office on 4 July 2018.
Christopher Guérin, 46 years old, has been with Nexans since 1997 and most recently since 2014 served as Senior Executive Vice President, Europe and Telecom/Datacom, Power Accessories Business Groups and member of the Group Management Board. During his years at Nexans, he has demonstrated strong and decisive leadership while successfully leading economic and social transformations in highly competitive international environments. In 2017, Christopher Guérin was instrumental in building the present “Paced For Growth” strategic plan.
Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge will serve as advisor to the new Chief Executive Officer until September 30, 2018.
“Christopher Guérin is a solid and inspiring executive who has demonstrated many successes within the Group,” said Georges Chodron de Courcel, Chairman of the Board. “He is a well-respected leader in our organization and successfully carried out the deep transformation of our European activities. The Board of Directors unanimously supports him in his new mission to which he brings not only an in-depth knowledge of the cable industry but also a clear strategic view as to avenues of future growth.”
"It is a great honor to succeed Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge and I am ready to take up this challenge," said Christopher Guérin, Chief Executive Officer of Nexans. "I know Nexans. I know its strengths, its customers and its markets of tomorrow. I especially know the men and women who make up our Group. And it is for these reasons that I have confidence we will develop Nexans' performance while guiding the teams towards a profitable future."
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com