Nicolas Chartier, 46, is one of the two co-founders of Aramis Group. He started his career with two experiences in the wine business, first in Hong Kong, then for the company Baron Philippe de Rothschild. In 1999, he founded the French branch of a start-up specialized in logistics and supply chain. This was where Guillaume and Nicolas met and decided to launch what is today Aramis Group.
In parallel, Nicolas is very much engaged in the lean community. He is the co-author of a book entitled “The Lean Sensei” and participates in numerous other writings or conferences on lean and leadership matters.
Nicolas is a graduate of the Kedge Business School in Bordeaux, France.
Guillaume Paoli, 48, is one of the two co-founders of Aramis Group. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as project manager for new European brands and then as brand manager at Unilever, one of the world leaders in the consumer goods market. Since 2018, he has been a member of the board of Brigad, an innovative start-up that connects employees and companies by enabling them to instantly find the best profiles for specific assignments. Since 2014, he has also been a member of the strategic board of Raise France, a venture capital company that aims to promote impact economy and philanthropic finance. Guillaume Paoli graduated from ESSEC in Paris.
Fabrice has been the Chief Financial Officer of Aramis Group. Previously, he acted as CFO of Aramisauto between November 2014 and December 2020. Before joining the company, Fabrice worked for eight years at “LeasePlan France”, a car leasing service, first as Operations Director and then as Finance Director. He was also CFO of the Camaieu Textile Group for four years before becoming CEO of “Cars on The Web France”, an online marketplace for used cars for two years. Fabrice is a graduate of the University of Paris Dauphine.
Laurent Salanié is responsible for the international development of Aramis Group and joined the company at the beginning of 2019. He previously held several positions at Michelin in different countries (France, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom) for four years. He also spent four years at McKinsey & Company and four years at Avis Car Rental. Before joining Aramis Group, Laurent was the CEO of Weekendesk for more than eight years, a fast-growing online travel agency operating in five European countries. Laurent holds a Master’s degree in Management from ESSEC.
Anne-Claire 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, 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. 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.
Jean-Michel Berthelier is the Chief Technology Officer for Aramis Group. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, he manages both the IT infrastructure team and the Group’s technology architecture.
Jean-Michel joined Aramis Group in 2017 after being SeLoger’s CTO and a member of their executive committee from 2008 to 2017. Prior to this, he spent more than 10 years at Chapitre.com, a French player in online book sales, where he was in charge of business development then CTO and a member of the executive committee.
He is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines and holds a Master’s degree of general management and business strategy from ESCP.
Rémi Pigeol is the Head of Refurbishment of Aramis Group. He joined the company at the beginning of 2017 as a refurbishment plant manager for Aramisauto, a position he held for 3 years.
He also worked at Procter & Gamble for 10 years, holding various positions such as process engineer, packaging operations manager and logistics department manager.
Rémi is a graduate of the Polytech’Lille engineering school.
Romain Boscher is the GM of Aramisauto, in France. He joined the company at the end of 2016 as Chief Operating Officer and took over the responsibility for the French operations in January 2021. 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.
Pablo Fernandez is one of the co-founders and CEO of Clicars, the leading online used car sales platform in Spain, which was acquired by Aramis Group in 2017. Prior to founding Clicars, Pablo was Executive Vice President of Santander Bank in Boston, USA, where he also held a position in Strategy and Equity Capital Markets. Previously, Pablo worked in the Madrid office of the Boston Consulting Group and founded Becasfacil.com, the largest scholarship market in Spain. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the Complutense University of Madrid.
Carlos Rivera is one of the co-founders of Clicars. He has worked in the automotive industry in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Prior to founding Clicars, Carlos was Global Head of Strategy at Philips Automotive. Prior to that, he was a project manager in the Paris office of the Boston Consulting Group, primarily in the automotive sector. Prior to joining BCG, Carlos worked for four and a half years at Renault as an engine tuning engineer, at Mercedes-Benz USA in customer service, and at the Spanish Scientific Research Council on topics related to electric, hybrid, fuel cell and combustion vehicles. Carlos holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Wim 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.
Stephen has recently been appointed as CEO of Motor Depot Limited following eight years in the role of Managing Director at the company. Stephen has 30 years’ experience in the motor retail sector having held various leadership roles, most notably as both Operations Director and Managing Director at Motorhouse 2000 Limited – one of the county’s original car supermarket operators. Since joining Motor Depot, Stephen has helped oversee a significant programme of expansion which has established the company as one of the leading independent motor retailers in the country.