2021: A New Year and a New Direction for X-PM France

X-PM Transition Partners (WIL Group’s partner in France) since the last 20 years has been in the business of using high calibre executive interim managers to run transformation projects around the world. Patrick Laredo, who founded X-PM and who has been leading X-PM since its inception has handed over the management of the company to François Beaugrand. Mr. Beaugrand has been associated with X-PM since 2016 and has been responsible for its operations and business development. He continues to uphold X-PM's distinctive business values in the highest quality in executive interim management space.

Patrick Laredo: "François Beaugrand, in his new role of Managing Director will continue to be backed by a stellar X-PM team comprising of 4 Partners and 8 Associate Directors to address new global challenges like the development of FinTech business, deployment of digital solutions, transformation, and also continuing with the traditional practice of executive interim management. He will be able to count on the vast experience and networks of former X-PM Partners who will continue to be key catalysts in supporting this new phase of development. In addition to my role as the Founder of X-PM, I will continue to devote my time and efforts in facilitating the growth of X-PM's international business."

François Beaugrand: "I am honored to take on this new chapter at X-PM, in a competitive market that constantly requires us to reinvent ourselves, to develop proximity with our clients, to anticipate and integrate our clients' transformation challenges into our service offerings. I am committed to working closely and collectively with our partners and in ensuring that our clients benefit from our know-how, and in experiencing success together. My best wishes to all of you for 2021."

Patrick Laredo & François Beaugrand

About François Beaugrand:

François has 25 years of General Management experience in the industrial arena. François began his career at Pechiney, where he initially held sales management responsibilities for specialty products, subsequently moving to a general management role of the group's aluminum foundry. He also worked at the Alcan group where he restructured their packaging division that catered to personal care products. He also rendered services at Sun Capital as the Managing Director, where he led the industrial and commercial restructuring of the Veriplast group, a European player in the plastic food packaging domain. In 2009, François was instrumental in organizing a leveraged buyout of Europe's third largest manufacturer of flexible packaging tubes for cosmetics.

He joined X-PM, the world leader in Executive Interim Management in 2016, and was responsible in creating the restructuring and crisis management practice. Subsequently, he lead the development of the industrial practice and took charge of the firm's operations

François Beaugrand graduated from ESSEC Business School (1988), and from ENSAM Paris Tech (1986). He is a former 2nd division Rugby Referee, and is passionate about food and wine. François is an avid motorcyclist and regularly participates in speed races on circuits.

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