Alexandre Ricard

CEO - Pernod Ricard

Alex joined Pernod Ricard as an auditor in 2003 and served in multiple management positions in Europe and Asia, including Managing Director of Asia Duty Free in Hong Kong and CEO of the subsidiary Irish Distillers in Dublin. He became a member of the Executive Board in 2011, before acceding to his current role as Chairman and CEO in 2015.

Alexandre has an MBA with specialization in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of Business and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the youngest CEO of the 40 top companies on the CAC40, the Paris Stock Market and is a grandson of distiller and Pernod Ricard founder, Paul Ricard.

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I am personally a big believer that traditional organisations will no longer be viable in the future. I do not believe in geographical boundaries. I do not believe in hierarchical boundaries. I do not believe in functional boundaries and silos. Alexandre Ricard