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Appointment of Olivier Catherine named Group General Counsel

Appointment of Olivier Catherine named Group General Counsel


Sonepar announces the appointment of Olivier Catherine taking over Group General Counsel as of May 2nd 2018.  He will be reporting to Philippe Delpech, Sonepar CEO and will be a member of the Sonepar Executive Group (SEG).

Olivier will ensure, amongst others, the compliance of the Company and its subsidiaries and will secure Sonepar’s global Legal standards are defined, deployed and applied.

Olivier Catherine graduated from Panthéon Sorbonne University in Business & Commercial Laws, Ecole Normale Supérieure in Economics & Management (both in Paris, France), and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia (USA). Prior to joining Sonepar, Olivier worked as a lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York and Paris) and at Bureau Veritas where he held several positions and became the group’s Legal, Risks and Compliance SVP.

“Sonepar Group, operating in over 40 countries located on all continents, faces a very challenging business environment where laws and regulations are continuously becoming more complex. Olivier Catherine will be key in making sure Sonepar becomes “La Référence” regarding Compliance and Legal aspects.” said Philippe Delpech, Sonepar CEO.