For over 55 years, we have been creating shared happiness for authentic, positive impact experiences in Europe’s most beautiful destinations.
As a European player in local tourism, we are committed to helping everyone rediscover the essential in a preserved environment. Our business, which is close to the regions, involves relationships of trust with all our stakeholders.
This section is dedicated to the Group’s investor relations and shareholders and presents key figures, share price information, publications, financing operations and financial calendar.
The Board of Directors of Pierre et Vacances SA has 10 members, 4 of which are qualified as an independent member according to criteria set out in the Code Afep-Medef.
Georges Sampeur began his international career as head of Avis in the UK. From 1999 to 2003 he was CEO and Executive President Europe of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He was then approached by Duke Street Capital to run the B&B Hotels group which included 70 hotels. In 20 years, he multiplied the size of the group by 10, led 5 LBOs (leveraged buy-outs) until the company was acquired by Goldman. He remains chairman of the supervisory board but entrusts the operational plan to his number 2 whom he trained: Mr Fabrice Collet. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vacances Select which has just been sold by Permira to PAI. He will step down as Chairman of this board after the closing of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in December 2022.
He is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur with excellent strategic vision, outstanding execution and strong management and leadership skills. He has repositioned B&B Hotels as a cost effective but quality hotel chain with a high ‘value for money’. Early on, he embraced environmental awareness while using this concept to improve profitability. He has developed the Group in 13 European countries and more recently in Brazil. He brings CEO experience, leisure industry knowledge, international experience and strong governance experience. He is also familiar with the private equity sector.
Franck Gervais is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (1995/1998), the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1998/2001), and holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs (2000/2001).
He successfully led the transformation of the Accor Group’s European sector for three years before joining the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group as Chief Executive Officer at the beginning of 2021 and leading the Restructuring Operations which were completed on 16 September 2022. Previously, within the SNCF Group, he was Managing Director of Thalys and then of Voyages-SNCF.com. This combination of operational-digital-marketing experience, strategic vision and recognised leadership will be fully applied in leading the Group into the future.
In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of La Poste as a qualified personality (2020). He is also a director of the Lucien Barrière Group and Midnight trains. In 2019, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union des Marques.
Amos Ouattara is a portfolio manager for Alcentra’s alternative investment strategies, which he joined in June 2015. Previously he was a member of the investment teams at Goldman Sachs, Mount Kellett, and KKR & Co, where he was responsible for developing the special situations business in France. He holds a Master in Applied Mathematics and a Master in Management.
A graduate of ESSEC, Jérôme Loustau began his career in finance at KPMG (2002-2003). He then joined the investment banking industry, first with Deutsche Bank in equity advisory (2005-2008), then with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in financing (2009-2011) and again with Deutsche Bank in credit investment (2011-2014). In 2014, he joined the investment fund Attestor Capital, first as a manager and then as a partner from 2015. In January 2020, he joined Fidera as a partner and portfolio manager.
Pascal Savary began his career in 1981 in a French food distribution group. Four years later, he became Director of Operational Subsidiaries at Accor. He stayed there for seven years. After this initial experience in the tourism sector, he joined the asset management field in 1992, first as a real estate investment advisor for French private banks, then for Stam Europe and finally within the Caisse d’Épargne Group, where he held the positions of Director of Acquisitions and Real Estate Funds for Europe and Managing Director of GCE REIM (real estate asset manager).
In 2008, combining his experience in tourism and asset management, he created the independent management company Atream, specialising in asset management and real estate funds with a recognised expertise in assets linked to the tourism sector.
Christine Declercq has 18 years of experience as CFO of the Picard Group (France’s leading frozen food distributor with a turnover of €1.6 billion and 5,000 employees). Before joining the Picard group, she was a management controller at Technip for two years. During her career, she has acquired a strong expertise in LBO/Private Equity companies, financing and refinancing, forecasting, reporting, accounting, taxation, cash management, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, etc. Picard’s LBO successes have given it a strong image within the French financial community.
A graduate of the Sorbonne, Claire Gagnaire began her career with the airline Air Inter and then with TAT. She then joined Amadeus, the European leader in technologies dedicated to the travel industry. In 2000, she joined Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world leader in business travel, meetings and events management, as an account manager.
In 2004, she was appointed Managing Director of Sabre Travel Network, the leading US provider of solutions for travel agencies, corporations, suppliers and developers. For 9 years she developed the business in France and Benelux.
She joined the Hellio Group in 2013, where she was appointed Director of Business Development and Communication, then General Secretary and Director of External Relations.
Throughout her career, Claire Gagnaire has developed a keen interest and expertise in CSR issues. In addition to her role as Secretary General of Hellio, a major player in energy management, she was appointed President of the association Les Transitionneurs for one year, following the vote of the General Assembly on 25 January 2022. The aim of the association is to imagine, promote and support initiatives by accelerating the convergence of societal, ecological, economic, cultural, digital and democratic transitions at all scales in the territories.
Delphine Grison is an alumnus of the ENS (1987), a doctor in quantum physics (1992) and an engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées (1994).
She is President of DGTL Conseil, a company through which she carries out consulting missions in strategy and digital transformation. Delphine Grison is also a director and member of the audit committee of Dekuple (formerly known as “ADL performance”) and SOLOCAL. She was Marketing and Data Intelligence Director of CBRE France between 2015 and 2020, after having worked for more than 10 years in the media industry, successively in finance, strategy, marketing and digital functions. In particular, she managed the digital activities of Lagardère Active Digital until 2013 as President of Lagardère Active Digital and member of the Management Board of Lagardère Active.
At the same time, she was a director of Asmodée between 2014 and 2018.
With a technical background in property maintenance, Emmanuel de Pinel de la Taule joined the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group in 1996. Since then, he has risen through the ranks to become head of the FMS division in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez area. He is also a qualified handball coach.
Since her entry into the Jean Drouant Hotel School in Rue Médéric in Paris, Claire Linssen has followed a mainly commercial career path in the hotel, tourism and catering sectors, in various groups such as Accor. She joined the Group in June 2002, and held several commercial positions in the hotel and tourism activities department related to corporate events.
In relation with the teams on site, she organises seminars for companies, ranging from the executive committee of 15 people to the large-scale event of 1000 people.
Since April 2018, this commercial expertise has been put to good use in the indirect sales department, as trade marketing / sales animation manager.
In synergy with the department’s sales staff, and with the support of the cross-functional services, Claire Linssen sets up the sales supports for a clientele of tour operators, online tour operators, groups and seminars. She also manages the Group’s gift vouchers for incentive operations and competitions.
The Group Executive Committee steers the Group strategic orientation implementation and decides major operational initiatives required to develop and improve its performance.
46 years old
Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1995/1998), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1998/2001), and MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs (2000/2001).
In addition, Franck Gervais is a member of the Board of Directors of La Poste as a qualified personality (2020).
He is also a director of Groupe Lucien Barrière and Midnight trains.
In 2019, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union des Marques.
52 years old
Graduate of a double degree in business law and a Master’s degree in English and North American business law at the University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne
38 years old
Graduate of HEC, Paris
40 years old
Master’s degree in Management from EDHEC
48 years old
Graduate of HEC Paris and INSEAD
55 years old
Holder of a BSC in hotel management from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland
59 years old
MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford SEP
After 10 years in financial control, Philippe Lederman held the following positions:
49 years old
Master’s degree in finance, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL
Before joining the Group, Olivier Mourrain had an extensive international career with leading real estate companies.
50 years old
Graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées
Graduate of the Ecole Centrale