Charles Beigbeder

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Charles Beigbeder
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Born (1964-04-20) 20 April 1964 (age 54)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Nationality French
Education École Centrale Paris
Occupation Businessman
Relatives Frédéric Beigbeder (brother)

Charles Beigbeder is a French businessman.[1]


His brother is Frédéric Beigbeder.[2] He graduated from the École Centrale Paris in 1988.[1][3]

In 1989, he started his career at Matra Marconi Space.[3] From 1990 to 1991, he worked as a merchant banker for Banque Paribas.[1][3] From 1991 to 1994, he worked for Credit Suisse First Boston in Paris.[1] From 1994 to 1996, he worked as a trader for MC-BBL Securities in London.[1][3] He then worked for Angel-Invest.[1]

In 2001, he founded Self Trade, a financial services company similar to E-Trade.[1][3][4] In 2002, he founded Poweo, a utility company, and sold it to Verbund in 2009.[1][2][3][4][5][6] In 2006, he founded Audacia, a financial firm.[1] In 2009, he founded AgroGeneration, and bought farming land in Ukraine to invest in biofuel.[4]

He has been Vice-President of Croissance Plus, and Co-Chairman of DAB Bank.[1][3] He serves on the Advisory Board of 360° Capital Partners, and on the Executive Committee of the Medef since July 2005.[1][2] He was appointed by Chantal Jouanno, the French Minister of Sports, to serve as the Annecy Chairman for the Bids for the 2018 Winter Olympics.[7][8][9][10] He is a Union pour un Mouvement Populaire appointee for Reforms.[2][11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k BusinessWeek profile
  2. ^ a b c d Sylvain Lapoix, 'L'UMP recycle tout: Charles Beigbeder numéro 2 de l'UMP à Paris', in Marianne, 30 October 2009 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Agrogeneration biography
  4. ^ a b c Charles Gautier, 'Agriculteur, la nouvelle vie de Charles Beigbeder', in Le Figaro, 22/09/2009 [1]
  5. ^ Armelle Bohineust 'Charles Beigbeder passe le relais chez Poweo', in Le Figaro, 03/06/2009 [2]
  6. ^ 'Poweo: Charles Beigbeder vend sa participation à Verbund', in Libération, June 2, 2009 [3]
  7. ^ Karolos Grohmann, 'Q&A with Annecy 2018 bid chief Charles Beigbeder', Reuters, July 4, 2011 [4]
  8. ^ Trung Latieule, 'Annecy says 2018 Winter Games bid is fully funded', in USA Today, 06/07/2011 [5]
  9. ^ 'Jeux olympiques : Charles Beigbeder président d'Annecy 2018', in Le Monde, 10.01.11 [6]
  10. ^ 'Charles Beigbeder sur les rangs pour les JO d'Annecy', on TF1, 7 January 2011 [7]
  11. ^ 'Charles Beigbeder : « Une vraie crise de confiance »', in Corse Matin, 21 November 2011 [8]