Yves Lebidois is appointed Chairman of the SPB Group's Supervisory Board


Press release

Published by SPB

The SPB Group, European leader in affinity insurance and services, has announced the appointment of Yves Lebidois as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He succeeds Dominique Guian, founder of the SPB Group, who passed away in July 2019. Yves Lebidois has an in-depth knowledge of the SPB Group, of whose Supervisory Board he has been a member for over a decade. He has supported numerous companies in their strategies, particularly internationally, in a variety of sectors including banking, media, telecoms, defence and aeronautics.

After studying Economic Science (DES) at university and having graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Yves completed his studies a few years later at the Auguste Comte Institute. He was assistant to Professor René Passet at Paris I University between 1968 and 1972.

He began his professional career in banking at BNP, which then became BNP PARIBAS, and stayed there until the end of 2009. He held various positions while there, including two spells abroad: in Los Angeles between 1976 and 1980, and in the Netherlands, where he was regional head, from 1986 to 1990. In addition, he was French foreign trade advisor and head of the Chamber of Commerce.

In France, he first began his duties in the branch, before taking on responsibilities relating to the financing of international trade. He also served head of the North America geographical region.

From 1990, he was head of “key accounts”, then Senior Banker, appointed by Michel Pébereau at the time of the BNP/PARIBAS merger, in the Defence and Media sectors. He finished his banking career by putting together a key accounts team at BNPP Real Estate. In addition, Yves gained experience in managing complex cases for the bank’s senior management and helped create EADS.

He was also a member of the Centre d’Etudes et de Prospective Stratégiques. Since 2010, he has been a consultant to the senior management for family-owned SME/VSEs through YHL Consultants and a company director.

Commenting, Jean-Marie Guian, Chairman of the Board of the SPB group, said: “I am delighted that Yves Lebidois has been appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the SPB Group. As well as being a member of our family, he has strong company strategy and finance skills in numerous sectors of activity, with an international dimension. He knows SPB really well, having been a member of the Group’s Supervisory Board for over a decade. These qualities will enable SPB to continue to register sustainable growth”.

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