LECTRA: Karine Calvet and Pierre-Yves Roussel join Lectra’s Board
Karine Calvet and Pierre-Yves Roussel join
Lectra’s Board of Directors
Paris, May 10, 2023 – Lectra’s Annual
Shareholders’ Meeting held on April 28 appointed two new Directors,
Karine Calvet and Pierre-Yves Roussel for a four-year term. They
both will become members of the Strategic Committee, replacing
Bernard Jourdan, Lead Director, and Anne Binder. Karine Calvet also
becomes a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
The Lectra Group’s software, cutting equipment,
data analysis solutions and associated services enable its
customers to benefit from advances in Industry 4.0.
With its new strategic roadmap for 2023-2025,
the Group aims to use its expansion – mainly due to the acquisition
of Gerber in June 2021 – to accelerate its growth, significantly
increase the share of SaaS in its sales, and seize opportunities
for external growth. Supported by the commitment of its staff and
recognized by its customers, Lectra will also be at the forefront
of a more sustainable future.
Daniel Harari, Chairman and CEO of Lectra, said
at the Shareholders’ Meeting: “First, we would like to offer our
warmest thanks Anne Binder and Bernard Jourdan for their commitment
and for their important contribution to Lectra’s development over
the last twelve years. We are delighted to welcome Karine Calvet
and Pierre-Yves Roussel to Lectra’s Board of Directors. Karine
Calvet brings an excellent knowledge of the IT and industry
sectors, as well as solid expertise in strategy, management and
sustainable development. Pierre-Yves Roussel, for his part, has an
in-depth knowledge of the fashion and luxury markets and expertise
in strategy, management and governance.”
Karine Calvet is Vice-President EMEA
responsible for Partners at AVEVA, a subsidiary of Schneider
She began her career at CGI in 1993 and has
spent most of it in IT: sixteen years in services companies, seven
years in telecommunications, and six years in software.
She has had leadership roles in
telecommunications environments for leading global companies (CGI,
Capgemini, Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon, Microsoft and currently
Schneider-Aveva), focusing on digital transformation.
Karine Calvet served as Head of Industry at
Capgemini, then managed worldwide teams at Alcatel-Lucent as
Vice-President, Eastern Europe then at Verizon as Managing
Director. Her time at Microsoft strengthened her software
expertise, her direct and indirect channels skills, and her
experience in IT services.
In the last two years, as Vice-President,
Southern Europe then Vice-President, Partners and Alliances at
Schneider-Aveva, Karine Calvet has worked closely with industrial
companies to help them meet the challenges of operational
efficiency, safety, cost management, sustainability and
decarbonization by taking advantage of digitalization.
Karine Calvet is a graduate of Sciences Po and
of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Pierre-Yves Roussel has been CEO of
leading US fashion label Tory Burch since January 2019.
He began his career in investment banking with
HSBC in Brussels, then at Morgan Stanley in London.
In 1990, he joined management consulting firm
McKinsey & Company in France, where he led numerous consultancy
assignments in the fashion, luxury, distribution and media sectors
in Europe and Asia. In 1998, he was elected Partner then, in 2004,
Global Senior Partner (Director).
In 2004, he joined the LVMH Group Executive
Committee as Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Operations,
reporting directly to Bernard Arnault. In 2006, he was appointed
Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, one of the LVMH Group’s
five branches of operational activity.
From 2006 to 2018, he was Chairman of the Board
of the brands Céline, Givenchy, Loewe, Kenzo, Pucci, Rossimoda,
Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Berluti, JW Anderson and Nicolas
Kirkwood. He has also been a member on several prestigious fashion
juries including Andam, CFDA Fashion Incubator, and the LVMH
Fashion Prize. He was a member of the management committee of the
Chambre Syndicale de la Mode et de la Couture from 2010 to 2018. In
2018, he left the LVMH Group to take up the post of CEO – based in
New York – of the company Tory Burch. Founded by his wife in 2004,
the private family-run company has more than 350 stores worldwide,
13 retail websites, and nearly 5,000 employees.
Pierre-Yves Roussel is a graduate of Brussels
University and the London Chamber of Commerce. He also holds an MBA
from the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania).
As a major player in the fashion, automotive and
furniture markets, Lectra contributes to the Industry 4.0
revolution with boldness and passion by providing best-in-class
The Group offers industrial intelligence
solutions - software, equipment, data and services - that
facilitate the digital transformation of the companies it serves.
In doing so, Lectra helps its customers push boundaries and unlock
their potential. The Group is proud to state that its 2,500
employees are driven by three core values: being open-minded
thinkers, trusted partners and passionate innovators.
Founded in 1973, Lectra reported revenues of 522
million euros in 2022 and is listed on Euronext (LSS).
For more information, visit www.lectra.com.
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