Benoît Pédoussaut has been appointed Group Business Development Director. Jérôme Malassigné has been appointed President at Sonepar France.


  • Benoît Pédoussaut, currently President at Sonepar France, has been appointed Group Business Development Director. He will be responsible for Acquisitions and the Group’s strategic plan.
  • Jérôme Malassigné, currently Chief Strategic Marketing and Sourcing Officer & APAC (Asia Pacific) Operations, has been appointed President at Sonepar France. He will succeed Benoît Pédoussaut in this role and will continue to be in charge of Sonepar International Services.

“Sonepar’s growth and financial performance over the last three years have been remarkable. With revenue of €24 billion, the Group is the world leader in the distribution of electrical equipment. Nevertheless, although we generate almost 90% of our revenue abroad, our roots and our shareholding base remain in France. 
The appointment of Jérôme Malassigné is a major step forward in the development of Sonepar France. Following several years of investing in logistics, IT and digital infrastructures, and the distribution network, including the creation of Sonepar Connect, the focus will now shift to rapidly improving customer service and productivity.
I would like to thank Benoît for his leadership over the past five years.”

Philippe Delpech, Chief Executive Officer of Sonepar.


Jérôme Malassigné is a graduate of INSEEC, holds a master’s degree in Finance from IAE Tours, France, and completed his management studies at INSEAD, Darden and Wharton in the United States.

Jérôme began his career at Otis, where he held several management positions, firstly as Regional Manager East France, before becoming Managing Director Belgium in 2004, Managing Director Netherlands in 2008 and Area Director Benelux in 2012. In 2004, he became Chief Operating Officer at Otis Service France.

In 2015, he joined Bureau Veritas as Senior Vice President, North East Europe and Russia, with responsibility for 14 countries ranging from Germany to Russia. A year later, in 2016, he was appointed Executive Vice President, North Asia, covering China, South Korea and Taiwan. 

In 2019, he joined Sonepar as Chief Strategic Marketing and Sourcing Officer & APAC (Asia Pacific) Operations.

Benoît Pédoussaut, is a graduate of ESC Toulouse, and holds a degree in marketing from IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management. Before joining Sonepar, he was Executive Director at La Poste group, responsible for the postal service in Western France, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Docapost, a La Poste group subsidiary specialised in outsourced document management for businesses. Prior to this, he spent five years at Hilti as Director of Distribution Networks, after 13 years at Essilor in management positions in Asia and France. He joined Sonepar in 2014 as President of Sonepar France.


About Sonepar France

With two general retail networks, specialised subsidiaries and a mass market network, Sonepar France draws on the skills of 5,600 associates and a dense ensemble of 500 agencies in mainland and overseas France. Sonepar reported €2.4 billion in revenue in 2019. Like the Sonepar Group, its aim is to become the standard-setter in its market, leveraging the commitment and sales performance of its teams.

Sonepar France key figures:

  • €2.4 billion in revenue in 2019
  • More than 500 agencies in France
  • 5,600 associates
  • Six shared logistics platforms boasting 180,000 sq.m of storage
  • 4,000 products available on the same day in our agencies
  • 30,000 products delivered within one day

About Sonepar

Sonepar is an independent family-owned group with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Assisting customers in a wide range of markets and drawing on the skill and passion of its 48,000 associates, Sonepar reported revenue of €24 billion in 2019. Through a dense network of 145 operating companies spanning 48 countries and 5 continents, and the digital solutions developed, the Sonepar Group delivers greater service and enhanced customer relations every day. Sonepar’s ambition is to become “La Référence” – the standard-setter for all its stakeholders.

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