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Pierre Girardin

Managing Partner

Pierre Girardin was born on May 12,1959 in Delémont, Switzerland. He completed his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 1983. Six years later he graduated with an MBA degree from INSEAD Fontainebleau, France.

His professional career started with the Caterpillar Group in 1994, working for them in Central and Western Africa based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

In 1998, he joined McKinsey & Company and became a Partner in the Amsterdam office and a Member of the Leadership Team of the Global Transport and Logistics Practice. During his tenure at McKinsey & Company, he served clients in diverse industries across the globe providing support in various areas like strategy development, organization effectiveness, operations improvements, new product introduction and M&A.

In 2001, he joined the TNT Logistics Group (renamed CEVA Logistics in 2006) as Managing Director for Turkey, Iberia and France. Two years later, he was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer with revenue of USD 8 billion. In 2009, he became Managing Director Benelux, France and Nordics and finally in 2015, Chief Human Resources Officer of the total Group, employing 55’000 people.

Pierre Girardin joined Dr. Bjørn Johansson Associates in May 2021 as Managing Partner.

He speaks French, English, Dutch and German.

Pierre Girardin has a passion for sustainable development from environmental, social and economic standpoints.

Dr. Bjørn Johansson Associates is a leading, globally operating Board Advisory Firm, based in Zurich, Switzerland, exclusively focusing on Non-Executive and Executive Board appointments.