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      GONZALVE BICH


      Gonzalve, a French-American, is Chief Executive Officer and Director of SOCIÉTÉ BIC since May 2018. Prior to this, he served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2017 until May 2018, as well as Executive Vice-President from June 2016 to May 2018. Gonzalve joined BIC Asia in 2003, where he developed the regional business for four years. He moved on to serve as Group People Development Director before joining the Shaver Category as Marketing Director. From 2008 to 2012, he led the Northern European business and was then named Deputy General Manager, responsible for the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and Asia Pacific. He was promoted to General Manager, Developing Markets in July 2013 and took the responsibility for BIC Consumer Business Categories & Latin America operations in Spring 2016. Gonzalve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with Honors, from Harvard University in 2001.
      Chief Executive Officer
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      THOMAS BRETTE


      Thomas Brette joined BIC in 1999 as Cost Controller in Greece, then Finance Manager for the Shaver Category based in New York. He was appointed Finance Director for BIC Sport in 2005 and Business Unit Manager, BIC Stationery in 2007. In 2009, Thomas rejoined the Shaver category as Marketing Director and was appointed Deputy General Manager, Shavers in 2013. He joined the Leadership team in 2015, responsible for Shavers. Before joining BIC, Thomas held positions in the French Bank Credit Lyonnais. Thomas is French and holds a Master’s level Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Institut National des Techniques Economiques et Comptables – Paris, France.
      Group Insights and Innovation Officer- Stationery and Shavers
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      FRANÇOIS CLÉMENT-GRANDCOURT


      François Clément-Grandcourt joined BIC in 2000 as Marketing Product Manager for BIC Shavers. He moved to BIC Lighters & Shavers in 2004 as Marketing Director Europe-Middle East and Africa, and then served as Country General Manager, BIC Eastern Europe. In 2007, he was appointed as Division Deputy General Manager for BIC Lighters. He joined the Leadership Team in 2016 and is responsible for Lighters. Before joining BIC, François held positions in Coca-Cola and Danone. François is French-Swiss and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD.
      Group Lighters General Manager
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      PETER DALSBERG


      Peter Dalsberg joined BIC in in October 2017 as head of the Stationery category. Peter joined from Amcor, where he was responsible for Global Strategy and Business Development in the Asia Pacific region. He previously ran Operations for Amcor’s business in the Americas. Prior to Amcor, Peter held positions in Operations with British American Tobacco, including running the Supply Chain for the Asia Pacific region and leading Western European Operations. Peter is Danish and received his Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.
      Group Supply Chain Officer
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      JIM DIPIETRO


      Jim DiPietro joined BIC in May 1998 as Senior Vice President, Finance, of BIC Corporation and was appointed Chief Finance Officer in 2002. Prior to joining BIC, Jim was Director of Finance for Bayer’s consumer pharmaceutical business in North America. He began his career as an internal auditor with Chase Manhattan Bank. Jim is American and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in Finance from Pace University, both in New York.
      Executive Vice-President
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      ALISON JAMES


      Alison James joined BIC in 2014. Prior to BIC, Alison was Head of Human Resources for Life Technologies in San Diego and held various positions in Human Resources for several other companies, including Encore Capital Group and Gateway. She began her career at Mars Inc. where she held several different positions. Alison is American and British and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Studies and French from the University of Bradford (GB).
      Chief Human Resources Officer
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      BENOÎT MAROTTE


      Benoit Marotte joined BIC in 2001 as Marketing Manager, Europe for the Shaver Category. He was promoted to Director, Marketing Europe in 2003 before moving to General Manager roles in the UK and France. He became Deputy General Manager, Stationery in 2007 and joined the Leadership Team in 2009 as General Manager, Stationery. Since 2017, he has been responsible for Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining BIC, Benoit worked for 10 years at Nestlé where he held several marketing positions. Benoit started his career at Xerox in sales. Benoit is French and graduated from ESSEC Business School and Montpelier Business School.
      Group Commercial Officer
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