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Françoise Gri

General Manager, Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group

On January 2nd, 2013, Françoise Gri joins the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group and become CEO.

Françoise Gri joined Manpower in February 2007 as president of Manpower France and became president of ManpowerGroup Southern Europe in 2011.

Prior to joining the company, Gri served as president and managing director of operations for IBM France and North Africa. During her 26-year tenure with IBM, she held various leadership roles including: regional general manager of France, Belgium and Luxembourg; vice president of marketing and channels software for IBM EMEA; and executive of e-business solutions for IBM EMEA.

Born in 1957 and a graduate of ENSIMAG in Grenoble, France, Gri also holds a number of leadership positions in business and academic circles.

In February 2008, Françoise Gri was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. She is also Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, both high French distinctions.

Since November 2010, Françoise Gri is also member of the French Economic and Social Council (CESE), which provides recommendations to public authorities on various leading issues.

In 2012, for the 9th consecutive year, Françoise Gri is ranked on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business – International.

Member of the Ethics Committee of the French Business Movement (MEDEF), Françoise Gri also became in September 2011 member of the Employment Committee of this movement.

She has been named, in March 2011, vice-president of GPS, a French economic interest grouping of professional services.