Patrick Bataillard began his career at Ernst & Young in 1986. In 1990, he joined IT service provider CCMX (Concept group) as head of management control. In 1994, he became a project executive at CDR Entreprises, before being appointed Chief Financial Officer of US telecommunications company AT&T's French IT subsidiaries in 1996. In 1998, he joined Norbert Dentressangle, a leading global player in transport and logistics, as a financial controller, before becoming Chief Financial Officer of the Transport division in 2000.
In 2001, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board member of the Norbert Dentressangle group, where he was in charge of overseeing the corporate functions and supporting them during the group's transformation. Following the acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle by US group XPO Logistics, Patrick Bataillard was responsible for facilitating the integration of the company's European activities into the newly formed group, a role he held until today.
Patrick Bataillard, 51, is a graduate of EM Lyon Business School and holds a degree in finance and accounting. He will take up his new position on November 30, 2015 and will sit on the Group's Executive Committee.
Bertrand Dumazy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Edenred, said: "I am delighted that Patrick Bataillard has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Patrick brings with him extensive financial expertise, which he gained in particular while working for a listed global company and playing an instrumental role in its transformation. His arrival represents a further asset for our ongoing development and future success."