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Jean-Sébastien DURAND joined FRAIKIN in June 2019 to head up the Group’s newly created Strategy and Marketing department.
With a Masters in Auditing, Accounting and Management Control and a postgraduate diploma in accounting and finance (DESCF) from Burgundy School of Business (BSB), Jean-Sébastien DURAND began his career at KPMG in 1998, first in Luxembourg and then in Paris. Later, he joined Leaseplan as Director of Finance, during a period of significant restructuring.
In 2008, Jean-Sébastien DURAND bought Service Affaires, a chauffeur driven car company. He took over the reins and successfully developed the business before selling it in 2012. Following a period at Alphabet France as Director of Sales and Marketing, in 2017 he became Managing Director of DriveOne, a start-up which is now the leader in chauffeur-driven car mobility solutions.
In June 2019, Jean-Sébastien DURAND joined the FRAIKIN Group as Director of Strategy & Marketing. He is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee and reports directly to its CEO Philippe MELLIER.
Philippe Mellier commented, “I am delighted to welcome Jean-Sébastien to my team. He comes with a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the transport industry, gained from his experience working with its biggest players as well as innovative start-ups. I am counting on him to help consolidate FRAIKIN’s position as undisputed industry leader, with a global approach that will allow us to better anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our markets”.