ISC Paris Business School, MBA University of San Francisco
Jean-Michel began his career working for the Shell Group in 1982 in the Retail Sector, firstly within Shell’s French subsidiary, taking on many functions within the Service Station Network. When asked to move to the General Headquarters in London, he led Shell’s Retail activities in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
In 1995, he joined the Mr. Bricolage / Tabur Group as Managing Director of the DIY chain, CATENA (200 stores). In 1997, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager EMEA for Travel and Foreign Exchange Services at American Express (300 Retail Outlets across 12 countries).
In 2005, he was recruited by Marionnaud’s new shareholders (AS Watson) as France’s Chief Operating Officer (600 Company-Owned stores/5500 people) and then promoted number two of the AS Watson Luxury Division worldwide (3 Branded-Networks, more than 2000 stores worldwide).
From 2007 to 2012, Jean Michel has led more than 10 senior assignments as General Manager (mostly in the Retail sector) for major equity funds and large international groups both in France and abroad.
Jean-Michel is a renowned and respected expert in the Retail and Distribution sectors.
At Eurosearch & Associates, Jean-Michel also works on the global development of the interim management and governance assignments, as well as operational diagnostics and back-up, non-executive board director appointments and emergency solutions in all sectors.