Sonepar reinvents itself completely

Sonepar wants to become the world's leading, most advanced electrical wholesaler, with a totally new organization;  also in terms of marketing, digitization and new country responsibilities. This new organization came into force on 23.4.2019.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) remains Philippe Delpech, based in Paris.

Jérôme Malassigne was hired from 20.5.2019 onwards as Chief Strategic Marketing and Sourcing Officer and Head of the Asia-Pacific region. He will be stationed in Geneva, where he will lead and coordinate the various activities.

Jo Verbeek, head of Sonepar Asia Pacific, will report to J.Malassigne.

Dave Gabriel, Sonepar's Chief Operating Officer (COO), will be retiring on 15.5.2019 and heading back to the US.

His successor as President Sonepar North America (Canada, Mexico, US) will become Rob Taylor.

Stefan Stegemann becomes President of Sonepar Central and Northern Europe (responsible for Austria, the Baltics, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland).

Patrick Salvadori will become president of Sonepar Western Europe and South America (responsible for Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and South America.) P. Salvadori will be based in Paris, at the company's headquarters.

Benoit Pedoussaut remains president of Sonepar France.

Andros Neocleous becomes Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Sara Biraschi Rolland becomes Chief Human Resources Officer.

Olivier Catherine becomes General Counsel.

Jérémie Profeta is responsible for digitization (Chief Digital Enterprise Officer)

Matt Pothecary is Vice President of Communications and Sustainability.