Alexandre Bompard

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Alexandre Bompard
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Alexandre Bompard in 2013
Born Alexandre Joubert-Bompard
(1972-10-04) 4 October 1972 (age 43)
Saint-Étienne, France
Nationality French
Education Sciences-Po Paris
École nationale d'administration
Known for CEO of Fnac

Alexandre Bompard (born 1972 in Saint-Étienne, France)[citation needed] is a French businessman. He became CEO of the retail chain Fnac in 2011.

Early life and career in civil service[edit]

As the son of Alain Bompard, a businessman and president of the AS Saint-Étienne football club from 1997 to 2003, Alexandre Bompard was exposed to the business world at a young age.[1]

He holds degrees from two Parisian institutions: the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the National School of Administration (Cyrano de Bergerac class).[2]

Upon graduation, he joined the Inspection Générale des Finances. There, he served as a junior inspector until 1999 before being promoted to finance inspector in 2002. After serving as a project manager for the chief director of the Inspection Générale des Finances, he became a technical advisor to François Fillon, then Minister of Social Affairs, Labour and Solidarity in 2003.[3]

Executive experience[edit]


He joined French broadcaster Canal+ in 2004 as the chief of staff for the group’s president, Bertrand Meheut, and in June 2005, he was appointed director of the sports department.[4]

Europe 1[edit]

In 2008, he took over the reins at Europe 1 as the radio station’s Chairman and CEO.[5]


On November 23, 2010, he leaves Europe 1 to become the CEO of French retail chain Fnac.[6]

In 2013, Alexandre Bompard is in charge of listing the company and splitting Fnac off Kering,[7] allowing the holding company to focus on luxury brands[8] while aiming growth autonomously[9]


  1. ^ Profiles, EuropeanCEO, 23 September 2011
  2. ^ Alexandre Bompard’s Background, Businessweek, as of 10 July 2013
  3. ^ Bompard to become Fnac chairman and ceo, The Bookseller, 24 November 2010
  4. ^ Alexandre Bompard To Head Fnac,, 26 November 2010
  5. ^ PPR: Alexandre Bompard Appointed Chairman and CEO of FNAC,, 24 November 2010
  6. ^ PPR Names Bompard Head Of Fnac Retail Chain, Women's Wear Daily, 24 November 2010
  7. ^ Luxury goods group PPR to spin off Fnac books chain, Financial Times, 16 June 2013
  8. ^ PPR's Fnac sees stable operating margin by 2016-report,, 3 June 2013
  9. ^ PPR Confirms Plan to Spin Off, List Fnac Unit, Fox Business, as of 10 July 2013