Alexandre Ricard is a graduate of ESCP Europe, the Wharton School of Business (MBA majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship) and of the University of Pennsylvania (MA in International Studies). After working for seven years outside the Group for Accenture (Management and Consulting) and Morgan Stanley (Mergers and Acquisitions Consulting), he joined the Pernod Ricard Group in 2003, in the Audit and Development Department of Group Headquarters.
At the end of 2004, he became the Administrative and Financial Director of Irish Distillers Group, and then CEO of Pernod Ricard Asia Duty Free in September 2006. In July 2008, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Irish Distillers Group and became a member of Pernod Ricard’s Executive Committee. In September 2011, he joined the Group General Management as Managing Director, Distribution Network and became a member of the Executive Board. Alexandre Ricard was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer by the Board of Directors on 29 August 2012. He was the permanent representative of Société Paul Ricard (a member of the Board), from 2 November 2009 until 29 August 2012, at which time he was co-opted as Director of Pernod Ricard.
Alexandre Ricard is a grandson of Paul Ricard, the founder of Société Ricard. On 11 February 2015, the board appointed Alexandre Ricard Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard
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