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Appointment to Sonepar Executive Committee: Sara Biraschi Rolland Named SVP Group Human Resources08.12.15

Sonepar announces the appointment of Sara Biraschi Rolland taking over as head of Group Human Resources as of February 1, 2016. She will succeed to Pierre Soussand who wished to retire. She will be reporting to Franck Bruel, Sonepar’s Chief Executive Officer, and will be a member of the Sonepar Executive Committee (SEC).

Sara Biraschi Rolland will be focusing on the strategic priority of Talent and helping the Group to be “La Référence” as an employer.

Sara Biraschi Rolland graduated in Philosophy from Milan University, Italy, with a specialization in Psychology. She has held several HR management positions for almost twenty years, mostly in the Danone Group, a global food company. She has switched from operations—HR Manager for Italy, Mediterranean Region HR Director—to more strategic corporate-level positions in France such as the Water Division’s Head of Talent Management, VP HR.

About Sonepar:
Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related services. Founded in 1969, Sonepar employs more than 40,000 associates  through 2,600 branches in 43 countries. Thanks to continuous growth, the company posted sales of €17.2 billion in 2014.

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