Gilles Schnepp

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Gilles Schnepp
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Born (1958-10-16) 16 October 1958 (age 58)
Lyon, France
Nationality French
Education HEC Paris
Occupation CEO of Legrand

Gilles Schnepp, (born in Lyon, France, on 16 October 1958) is a French corporate senior executive. He is married to Ms Blandine Favre-Gilly (attorney at law) and has three children: Paul, Adrien and Marie.[1] He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Legrand Group since 17 March 2006.


  • Having graduated from the Ecole des hautes études commerciales (HEC) business school in Paris in 1981, Gilles Schnepp began his career in 1983 at Merrill Lynch France.[2]
  • He moved from the world of finance to industry in 1989 by joining Legrand.
  • Having served, among other responsibilities, as deputy Chief Financial Officer and later as CFO, he became Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legrand in 2004, succeeding François Grappotte.[3]
  • In 2006, he took on the role of Chairman and CEO.


  • In 2009, Gilles Schnepp's income of one million euros was ranked 75th among the main French senior executives.[4]

Other functions and directorships[edit]

  • Gilles Schnepp has been a member, representing Wendel, of the Board of Directors of Saint-Gobain since June 2009.[5]
  • He is a member of the Executive Committee of GIMELEC,[6] and of the Board of Directors of PROMOTELEC.[7]
  • Chairman of FIEEC (French Federation of Electrical, Electronics and Communication Industries) since July 2013.[8]
  • Elected Vice-Chairman of the Silver Economy industry strategic committee in July 2013.[9]



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