Priscilla de Moustier

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Priscilla de Moustier chairs the board of Wendel-Participations, a 1200 plus member family company which dates back to 1704 and owns 39% (51% of voting rights) of Wendel, a listed investment company on the supervisory board of which she aslso sits.

She is vice-president of the french chapter of the Family Business Network (FBN) and sat for 6 years on the board of FBN international.

She belongs to the board and steering committee of ACTED, a large french NGO operating in the areas of emergency and development. She chairs the board of Fondation ACTED and of OXUS, a micro finance institution created with ACTED which is active in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Kirghizstan and Tadjikistan).

She holds an MBA from INSEAD as well as a degree in Mathematics, a degree in economics from the Paris university and the diploma of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po).

She is bilingual in French and English and speaks fluent russian.

She began her career negotiating the sale of turnkey factories for Creusot-Loire-Entreprises,  served as a consultant for Mc Kinsey, worked for Berger-Levrault, another family business on new project development in the Metz technology  park and ran the Joint Venture Club, an association designed to help  understand and deal  with the uncertainties of perestroika in Russia.

In  1997  she was asked to supervise the creation and development of the Wendel International  Large Family Enterprise center at INSEAD and has been ever since gradually getting more and more involved with Wendel and Wendel Particpations and with the concept of family business and its importance worldwide.

She is convinced about  the crucial importance of ESG.