Lead Director, Independent
Bernard Jourdan holds a Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), is a graduate of École Centrale de Paris (Engineering), and obtained an MS (DECS) in accounting from the University of Paris, and a BA in economics from the University of Paris-Assas. His career began as a consultant with Arthur Andersen Paris, followed by positions as associate manager at First National Bank of Chicago, and project manager at the Institut de Développement Industriel (Paris).
From 1978 to 1990, he held various positions at Compagnie Générale des Eaux (currently Veolia Environment) group, a world leader in water treatment, environmental services, and energy services; he was, in particular, a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of subsidiaries of the group in France from 1987 to 1990, and Chief Operating Officer of the US division from 1981 to 1987.
From 1990 to 1995, he was Executive Vice President of Schindler France, and then, from 1995 to 2005, he was a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of the SPIE Group, in charge of strategy and development.
Bernard Jourdan was appointed Lead Director of Lectra on February 9, 2017 with retroactive effect from January 1, 2017.