Strengthening of Groupe SEB’s Executive Committee
To fulfill its strategic ambitions, Groupe SEB (Paris:SK) is strengthening its Executive Committee, and announcing the appointment of four new members:
- Philippe SCHAILLEE joins the Executive Committee as Senior Executive VP in charge of Products and Innovation,
- Cathy PIANON joins the Executive Committee in her role as EVP Public Affairs & Communication, as well as Chief of Staff to the CEO office,
- Vincent ROUILLER joins the Executive Committee as EVP Research,
- Philippe SUMEIRE joins the Executive Committee as EVP Legal.
Philippe SCHAILLEE has been appointed Senior Executive VP in charge of Products and Innovation, effective April 6, 2021. He will report directly to Thierry DE LA TOUR D’ARTAISE.
Philippe SCHAILLEE joined the Sara Lee Group in Belgium in 1994, where he occupied various positions before becoming SVP, Chief Marketing Officer in 2008 for all of the Group’s categories in the US. In 2012, Philippe SCHAILLEE then joined DE Master Blenders, where he was the EVP of the French subsidiary. After the acquisition of Mondelez’s coffee business, he spearheaded their integration in France, and was actively involved in the sale of Carte Noire.
In 2016, Philippe SCHAILLEE joined the Jacob Douwe Egberts (JDE) Group, where he was responsible for turning around the Professional division.
Philippe SCHAILLEE is a graduate of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and obtained an MBA from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
Cathy PIANON joins the Executive Committee in her role as EVP Public Affairs & Communication, as well as Chief of Staff to the CEO office. She will report directly to Thierry DE LA TOUR D’ARTAISE.
After positions as EVP Public Affairs, Communication and CSR and member of the Executive Committee at Disneyland Paris, Cathy joined Groupe SEB in January 2019. She also held similar positions at VIVENDI, VINCI, Bureau VERITAS and VEOLIA Environnement. Her scope of responsibility combines all Public Affairs and Communications activities, social media and external relations. Member of Entreprises et Médias, Cathy PIANON is also a director of the EPOKA communications agency. Since 2021, she is also member of the Board of Directors of the LAGOSTINA brand acquired by Groupe SEB in 2005.