The great-great granddaughter of company founder Louis Gattefossé, talks about the unique challenges of running a family firm and its wider objectives
Ségolène Moyrand-Gros is president of Gattefossé, a provider of personal care ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients based in Saint-Priest near Lyon in south-east France. Ségolène, 41, who is the great-great granddaughter of company founder Louis Gattefossé, talks to editor Tim Probert about the unique challenges of running a family firm and its wider objectives
TIM PROBERT (TP): You took over as president of Gattefossé last year. How have you found it so far?
SÉGOLÈNE MOYRAND-GROS (SMG): It is very different from what I used to do in the past. Different in a way that it is not operational. It is a position where you have to have a bird’s-eye view on pretty much everything. So you learn to look at the company in a global way and so the reflections go far beyond the actual scope of business because my role is really to make sure that Gattefossé is succeeding in the long run
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