Gilles Schnepp

Vice-Chairman - Senior Independent Member

Member of the Supervisory Board of PEUGEOT S.A. / Member of the Strategy Committee / Member of the Asia Business Development Committee / Independent Member


Gilles Schnepp graduated from HEC in 1981 and began his career in 1983 with Merrill Lynch France. He was appointed Vice-Chairman in 1986, and Senior Vice-Chairman of Merril Lynch in 1989.

Gilles Schnepp moved from the world of finance to industry in 1989 by joining Legrand, as a deputy Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Financial Officer. He moved up the corporate ladder and became Vice-Chairman and Managing Director in 2004, and he took on the role of Chairman and Chief

Executive Officer of Legrand in 2006.

In 2018, Gilles Schnepp handed over the management of the Legrand group to Benoît Coquart, and remained the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


Gilles Schnepp brings to the Board his experience as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LEGRAND, a French industrial group that is very active on the international stage.