Executive Management Committee

The Aramis Group Executive Committee, which is focused on operations, is composed of members in charge of Group functions and heads of key regions. The Committee is focused primarily on driving and implementing the Group’s strategy, monitoring performance and coordinating projects of the Group.

Nicolas Chartier, 46 years old, a graduate of the Kedge Business School of Bordeaux, is one of the two co-founders of the Company, which was formed in 2001. He began his career at Vinexpo, a company that organises events for international operators in the wines and spirits sectors, as Manager of the Hong Kong office. In 1999, he held the position of Export Zone Manager Africa and the Middle East at the 150 Baron Philippe de Rothschild company, which operates in the wine market. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the SEBO company.

Nicolas Chartier

Co-founder and co-CEO Group
Aramis Group

Guillaume Paoli, 48 years old, holds a degree in marketing from the ESSEC school of business and economics (Ecole supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales) in Paris, and is one of the two co-founders of the Company, which was formed in 2001. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as European new brands Project Head and Brand Manager with Unilever, a global leader in the consumer products market. He then served as Marketing Director for the SEBO company from 2000 to 2001. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Brigad company, an innovative start-up that connects workers and companies, allowing them to instantaneously find the best profiles for periodic tasks. He has also been a member since 2014 of the Strategy Committee of Raise France’s endowment fund, a venture capital company that aims to promote the impact economy and philanthropic finance.

Guillaume Paoli

Co-founder and co-CEO Group
Aramis Group

Valérie Labouré Hirsch is the Chief Financial Officer of Aramis Group. She started her career in 1991 with Arthur Andersen before joining the Nestlé Waters Group in 1993, where she held a number of key management positions in the finance function for 25 years. In May 2018, she became Managing Director in charge of Finance and IT at Nestlé France where she oversaw the definition and deployment of the portfolio transformation strategy, the market reorganisation and the finance & IT team. Valérie is a graduate of ESCP Europe.

Valérie Labouré Hirsch

Chief Financial Officer
Aramis Group

Anne-Claire Baschet is the Chief Data Officer of Aramis Group, leading the Data Strategy, Operations and Data Experts team. Before joining the company in March 2019, Anne-Claire worked for 6 years at Voyages SNCF (within the subsidiary CRMService), first as Strategy and Customer Knowledge Director and then as Chief Data Officer & Product Management where she was responsible for the definition and operational set up of the data strategy and digital programs. From 2006 to 2012, she was Data Scientist and then Head of Data at AXA France where she managed projects on customer value and segmentation, lead management and the evolution of the Data & CRM Tech System.  Prior to join AXA, Anne-Claire was a consultant at MERCER. Anne-Claire is also a board member of the Innovation Factory. She graduated in Statistics and Econometrics from the Toulouse School of Economics.

Anne-Claire Baschet

Chief Data and Product Officer
Aramis Group

Arnaud Defrenne is Chief Information and Technology Officer at Aramis Group, in charge of defining the Group’s technological direction and supporting teams in optimizing technology for customers and employees. Previously, he was Marketing Technology Director at L’Oréal for nearly 3 years, before becoming Chief Technology Officer at SoLocal Group, where he was also a member of the Executive Committee (2018-2021). A graduate of ESA Business School, Arnaud has over 25 years of experience in key positions in many French companies (Netbooster, LeGuide.com, Liberty Surf, Nomade).

Arnaud Defrenne

Chief Information and Technology Officer
Aramis Group

Romain Boscher is the COO of Aramisauto, heading the operations in France. He joined the company at the end of 2016 as head of the development of customer-facing activities (customer centers, call centers, auxiliary services…). He started his career at Aéroports de Paris International where he worked as Chief of Staff to the CEO. He also worked at Bain & Company for four years as a consultant, mainly in distribution. Romain holds an MBA from INSEAD, an M.S. in transportation economics from the Toulouse School of Economics and an M.S. from the École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile.

Romain Boscher

CEO France
Aramisauto

José Carlos del Valle, 38, was appointed CEO of Clicars in April 2022. He joined Clicars in 2020 as Sales Director to support its hypergrowth and was in particular able to help implementing best practices in e-commerce. José Carlos is a telecommunications engineer with a degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He spent more than six years at Amazon as Head of Delivery Experience, where he gained valuable skills in logistics and customer satisfaction. He previously worked at Samsung and Telefónica.

José Carlos del Valle

CEO Spain
Clicars

Matt Barrick, 37, began his career with Motor Depot (which later became CarSupermarket.com) in 2006 as a Sales Executive, before becoming Sales Manager and ultimately Branch Manager in 2011. In 2013, Matt became Remarketing and Purchasing Manager and in 2014 Sales Director, playing a major role in its geographical expansion in the UK. In 2016, he was promoted to Sales and Operations Director and was strongly involved in improving operations at the Goole refurbishing center. In 2022 he became CEO.

Matt Barrick

CEO United Kingdom
CarSupermarket

Philip Wilkinson founded Motor Depot Ltd in 2001 at the age of just 25 from a single retail site in the city of Hull, having previously held a series of sales and management positions in the franchised dealership arena.

Philip Wilkinson

Founder
CarSupermarket

Ivo Willems has been co-CEO of Cardoen since August 2019. He joined Cardoen in 2008 as the Sales Director. Since 2005, Ivo has been a coach in his own company, Coach at U consult. From 1990 to 2005, he was Managing Director of Koopjeskrant NV, a free advertising newspaper.

Ivo Willems

Co-CEO Belgium
Cardoen

Wim Bruggeman has been co-CEO of Cardoen since August 2019. He joined Cardoen in 2000 as Marketing Director and became Director of Operations in 2006. Wim started his career in marketing at Imperial Meat Products & Madibic. He then became director of the “out of home” branch at Lu, General Biscuits Benelux (Danone group). Wim holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Ghent and a master’s degree in marketing from the Vlerick Business School.

Wim Bruggeman

Co-CEO Belgium
Cardoen

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has 9 members, among which 3 are independent, and brings together individuals with complementary professional background and skills.

Nicolas Chartier, 46 years old, a graduate of the Kedge Business School of Bordeaux, is one of the two co-founders of the Company, which was formed in 2001. He began his career at Vinexpo, a company that organises events for international operators in the wines and spirits sectors, as Manager of the Hong Kong office. In 1999, he held the position of Export Zone Manager Africa and the Middle East at the 150 Baron Philippe de Rothschild company, which operates in the wine market. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the SEBO company.

Nicolas Chartier

Co-founder and co-CEO Group
Aramis Group

Guillaume Paoli, 48 years old, holds a degree in marketing from the ESSEC school of business and economics (Ecole supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales) in Paris, and is one of the two co-founders of the Company, which was formed in 2001. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as European new brands Project Head and Brand Manager with Unilever, a global leader in the consumer products market. He then served as Marketing Director for the SEBO company from 2000 to 2001. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Brigad company, an innovative start-up that connects workers and companies, allowing them to instantaneously find the best profiles for periodic tasks. He has also been a member since 2014 of the Strategy Committee of Raise France’s endowment fund, a venture capital company that aims to promote the impact economy and philanthropic finance.

Guillaume Paoli

Co-founder and co-CEO Group
Aramis Group

Philippe de Rovira, 48 years old, a graduate from ESSEC, began his career as Plant Financial Controller in Spain and in France from 2005 to 2009 within the PSA Group. In 2009, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer – Latin America within the PSA Group. In 2012, he held the position of Controller of PSA Sales Division within the PSA Group. In 2013, he was appointed Director of Shared Functions of PSA Sales Division for the PSA Group. In 2015, he took over the function of Group PSA Controller for the PSA Group. Between 2017 and 2018, he was also appointed to the position of Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Managing Board of Opel Automobiles in Germany. Since 2018, he has held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer of the PSA Group and Member of the Executive Committee in charge of the Used Car Business Unit. Since 2021, he has been Chief Affiliates Officer (Sales Finance, Used Cars, Parts and Service, Retail Network) of Stellantis and is also a member of its Top Executive Team.

Philippe de Rovira

Member of the board

Sophie le Roi, 47, an ESLSCA graduate in market finance, began her career in 1998 with the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group’s Finance Department. From 2004 to 2014, she held various financial positions in the research and development sector, focused in particular on vehicle projects. In 2014, she became Vice President, heading up economic and industrial management for the Sochaux plant. In 2018, she joined the Group’s retail network as Branch Director. In 2021, she became Chief Financial Officer of Peugeot France, and since
July 1, 2022, she has been VP Global Circular Economy CFO at Stellantis.

Sophie le Roi

Member of the board

Xavier Duchemin, 56, a HEC graduate, began his career in 1991 with Citroën, where he held various sales and marketing roles in France and other countries. He was Managing Director of Citroën Austria from 2003 to 2005, then Citroën UK from 2005 to 2008. He was Marketing Director of Citroën from 2009 to 2012, then Managing Director of Peugeot France from 2012 to 2017. From 2017 to 2018, Xavier Duchemin was in charge of PSA Retail in Europe, before joining Opel Vauxhall in March 2018 as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales. In January 2021, he became Senior Vice President of Stellantis Eurasia, then in summer 2022, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Stellantis’ pre-owned vehicles division.

Xavier Duchemin

Member of the board

Linda Jackson, 62 years old, was appointed Brand Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot and a member of Stellantis’ Top Executive Team in January 2021. From the United Kingdom to France, Linda Jackson has built her wide experience across the industry, notably with Finance and Commercial roles at Jaguar, Land Rover and Rover Group in which she went from Regional Financial Manager for Rover Europe in the late 90s to European Sales Finance Director for the MG Rover Group until the end of the year 2004, before joining Groupe PSA in 2005. Linda’s first role within Groupe PSA was as Finance Director of Citroën UK, and then of Citroën France, from 2009 to 2010. She became CEO of Citroën UK and Ireland in July 2010. In 2014, Linda was appointed as the Global CEO of the Citroën brand and member of the PSA Global Executive Committee. In her 6 years as Global CEO of Citroën, 151 from 2014, Linda succeeded in repositioning the brand, increasing sales and transforming Citroën into one of the most respected brands. In January 2020, Linda was appointed to head up Mainstream Brand Portfolio Development at Groupe PSA – now Groupe Stellantis – to clarify and ensure the differentiation of brands within the mainstream product portfolio. Linda Jackson graduated with an MBA from the University of Warwick and spent her entire career in the automotive industry.

Linda Jackson

Member of the board

Patrick Bataillard, 57 years old, a graduate of EM Lyon and holder of a Diploma in Accounting and Financial Studies, began his career in 1986 as a financial auditor at Ernst & Young. From 1990 to 1994, he worked as Group Financial Controller for CCMX. From 1994 to 1996, he was consolidation and reporting Manager at Altus Finances (now CDR Entreprises). From 1996 to 1998, he was Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Dataid. From 1998 to 2015, he successively held the positions of Financial Controller and Group’s Chief Financial Officer at the Norbert Dentressangle Group (now XPO Logistics Europe), a European leader in transport and logistics. From 2015 to 2020, he was Executive Vice President Finance, within the Edenred group. Since 2021, he is an independent consultant and investor. He works on structuring, financing and external growth issues for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and mid-sized companies (MSEs).

Patrick Bataillard

Member of the board

Delphine Mousseau, 50 years old, a graduate of HEC Paris, began her career in 1995 with the Boston Consulting Group as a project manager specialized in retail and consumer goods. From 1999 to 2006, she was involved in the creation of the start-up Plantes-et-Jardins.com as Director of Operations. In 2007, she joined Tommy Hilfiger and managed the European e-commerce activity. From 2014 to 2018, she held the position of VP Markets at Zalando. Since 2018, she is an independent consultant on digital transformation topics and serves on several boards including Holland & Barrett, Safestore, Refurbed and Decathlon Germany.

Delphine Mousseau

Member of the board

Céline Vuillequez, 48 years old, is a graduate of ESCP and Harvard Business School. She began her career in 1997 with Colgate-Palmolive as Brand Manager for Tahiti shower gels and Assistant Brand Manager for Ajax cleaning products. In 2002, she joined the consulting firm McKinsey as Engagement Manager, team member specialized in packaged goods and retail. From 2007 to 2012, she held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for the e-commerce company Pixmania. She was responsible for 26 European countries and was in charge of traffic acquisition, marketing and communication, webmastering and user experience, CRM, and customer service. Then, she joined Amazon France, where she held various management positions between 2012 and 2020, notably director of the amazon.fr marketplace and director of the electronics, home and leisure categories in retail. Since 2020, she has served as Chief Operating Officer at Manomano.com, a European marketplace specializing in DIY, home and garden online. Since 2020, she is also an independent member of the Board of Directors of the company Cofigeo.

Céline Vuillequez

Member of the board

Board Committees

The Board has established three committees: the Audit Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the CSR Committee.

Audit Committee

Members:

  • Patrick Bataillard (Chairman and independent member)
  • Sophie le Roi
  • Delphine Mousseau (independent member)

Assignments:

The Audit Committee’s tasks are to monitor issues relating to the preparation and control of accounting and financial information and to ensure the effectiveness of the risk monitoring and operational internal 160 control system, in order to assist the Board of Directors in exercising its control and verification duties in this area.

Nomination and Compensation Committee

Members:

  • Delphine Mousseau (Chairwoman and independent member)
  • Linda Jackson
  • Patrick Bataillard (independent member)

Assignments:

The Nomination and Compensation Committee is a specialised Board Committee. Its main assignments are to assist the Board in: (i) the composition of the management bodies of the Company and its Group and (ii) the determination and regular assessment of all compensation and benefits of the Company’s executive directors, including all deferred benefits and/or voluntary or forced departure indemnities of the Group.

CSR Committee

Members:

  • Céline Vuillequez (Chairwoman and independent member)
  • Xavier Duchemin
  • Guillaume Paoli

Assignments:

The CSR Committee’s assignment is to monitor environmental and social issues. In this context, the assignments of the CSR Committee are: (i) to ensure that social and environmental responsibility issues are taken into account in the Group’s strategy and its implementation, (ii) to review the report under Article L. 22-10-36 of the French Commercial Code on sustainable development and (iii) to review the Group’s commitments on sustainable development, in light of the issues specific to its activities and objectives.

Brands
Aramis Auto