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Marie-Claire Daveu

Before entering the luxury goods industry in 2012, Marie Claire Daveu was a public servant in France. Marie-Claire Daveu began her career as a technical advisor to the cabinet of Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, before becoming Principal Private Secretary to Serge Lepeltier, Minister of Ecology and Sustainability. In 2005, she became Director of Sustainable Development for the Sanofi-Aventis Group. From 2007 to 2012, she served as Chief of Staff to French politician, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, working in various secretaries of state and then at the Ministries of Ecology, Sustainability, Transport and Housing.
In 2012, she was appointed Kering’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs.  She sets out the strategy and ambitious objectives as well as implementing a set of best practices within the Group and the Houses. Today, Kering is a pioneer and recognized leader in sustainability.

Marie-Claire is also member of Kering’s Executive Committee and very involved in the Kering Foundation, created in 2008 to combat violence against women, as a member of the Board of directors. 

A French national, she is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (ENGREF). She also earned a postgraduate diploma (DESS) in public administration from Dauphine University, Paris.