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Bertrand Meheut*

Chairman, PMU

Born: 1951

History as a director

  • First elected as a director: June 29, 2010
  • Re-elected: Twice (2012 and 2016 Annual Shareholders' Meetings)
  • Current term expires: 2016 Annual Shareholders' Meeting
  • Directorships of other listed companies: Accor SA, Pierre et Vacances Group, Group.


A graduate of Ecole des Mines de Paris, Bertrand Meheut spent most of his career with Rhône-Poulenc, serving as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Europe, in charge of corporate services for the “Agro” division, and then successively as Chief Executive Officer of the German subsidiary, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Rhône-Poulenc Agro and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Europe. 

Following the merger of Rhône-Poulenc and Hoechst to form Aventis, Bertrand Meheut was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aventis CropScience. He joined Canal+ group in 2002 as Managing Director and then Chairman of its Executive Board until 2015. In november 2016, he became Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of SFR Group. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of ACCOR, Pierre et Vacances Group, and Group.

Since 2018, he is Chairman of PMU.