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|President of the Movement of French Enterprises|
|Preceded by||Ernest-Antoine Seillière|
|Succeeded by||Pierre Gattaz|
|Born||31 August 1959|
|Alma mater||Nancy University|
Laurence Parisot (born on 31 August 1959 in Luxeuil-les-Bains, Haute-Saône) was head of the French MEDEF employers' union between 5 July 2005 and 3 July 2013. She also directs the IFOP poll institute. She became the 276th wealthiest French person after she inherited the Parisot group (first furnishing retail group in France).
Her father and grandfather Jacques Parisot (who set up the business) led the Parisot group, an unquoted furnishing retail company. She is single and has no children.
Head of the MEDEF
In 2003, Parisot entered the MEDEF executive board. On 5 July 2005 she replaced Ernest-Antoine Seillière as head of the organisation and held this position until 3 July 2013. During her time in office, Parisot declared that she intended to fight against unemployment and put “enterprise at the center of French society”. She added that she would work very hard to push French MPs to adopt more liberal labour legislation.
Parisot was awarded the Ordre national du Mérite.
(FR) Translated from the French version
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