Speaker Jean-Pierre LETARTRE

Jean-Pierre LETARTRE is a graduate of a DEA (French Master of Advanced Studies) in business law, chartered accounting and auditing. He joined Ernst & Young audit firm in 1985 before being appointed in 2008 as Chairman and CEO of the group. He stimulated a new dynamic in the company by introducing new technologies into the services offered and initiated a profound transformation of management methods.

As head of a major international company, Jean-Pierre LETARTRE has always felt strongly about promoting a new vision of social responsibility and has implemented many measures in favour of the environment, diversity and gender equality.

Biography

Very much involved in promoting entrepreneurship in France, Jean-Pierre LETARTRE assumed the leadership of the Centre des jeunes dirigeants of the Nord region (a movement gathering young entrepreneurs) in 1989. In 1993, he established the Entrepreneur de l’année (entrepreneur of the year) award and in 1996 the Académie des entrepreneurs (entrepreneurs' academy) for business leaders to meet. In 1999, he published his first book Qu'attendez-vous pour entreprendre ? ("what are you waiting for to become an entrepreneur?") before writing L’ambition de grandir, paroles d’entrepreneurs ("the ambition to grow—words of entrepreneurs") with the MEDEF (a network of French companies) in 2006. In 2007 he co-founded Citizen Entrepreneurs, an association with global outreach which organises the entrepreneurs' G20 every year. Having been a member of the Entrepreneurs, entreprises et société (entrepreneurs, companies and society) committee of MEDEF for several years, he joined MEDEF's executive board in 2013 and led the France 2020 project to outline the prospects for our economy.

As head of a major international company, Jean-Pierre LETARTRE has always felt strongly about promoting a new vision of social responsibility and has implemented many measures in favour of the environment, diversity and gender equality.

His deep understanding of the business world, his social and regional commitment as Chairman of the Comité Grand Lille (a committee gathering all kind of players committed to make Lille a major metropolis), offer Jean-Pierre LETARTRE a unique viewpoint of the economic activity of our region. It is therefore quite naturally that he succeeded Philippe Vasseur in January 2019 and took over the chair of Réseau Alliances.

 

Distinctions

Jean-Pierre LETARTRE received in 2015 the Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits.

He has also been a member of Le Siècle, a French social club, since 2013.

Bibliography

Jean-Pierre LETARTRE, Pierre DORÉ, Jean-François ROYER, Jacques TASSI, Qu'attendez-vous pour entreprendre ?, Maxima (1999).

Jean-Pierre LETARTRE, MEDEF, L’ambition de grandir, paroles d’entrepreneurs (2006).

Réseau Alliances

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Since 1993, Réseau Alliances has been bringing together the players of the Hauts-de-France region working for a more responsible economy. Réseau Alliances has more than 350 members and partners, from very small businesses to large groups, spread throughout the region.

This proximity to the economic fabric guarantees Réseau Alliances to meet the managers' expectations and allows it to set up support programs that are constantly evolving.

Réseau Alliances co-constructs with its members and partners actions on corporate matters that need progress. It capitalizes on the feedback from its members in order to encourage sharing and accelerate the development of all.

Office :
CEO of Ernst & Young and Chairman of Réseau Alliances
Organization :
Réseau Alliances, World Forum for a Responsible Economy
Country :
France