Speakers 2014

Hubert de Boisredon

Hubert de Boisredon is the Chairman & CEO of Armor, an international industrial group based in Nantes, France. The company employs around 1,900 people and has an annual turnover of >200 million. After graduating from French graduate business school, HEC, in 1986, he headed to Chile. There, he drew inspiration from Mohammad Yunus and Fondacio (an association of lay Catholics) and founded Contigo, one of the very first microcredit banks in South America.
After 11 years working for Rhône Poulenc in an international role, he became the CEO of Armor in 2004. Together with his team, he revitalized the company through the implementation of an industrial and economic strategy based on sustainable development (minimisation of environmental impact, employee wellbeing, social cohesion, improved relationship with providers).
He is one of the founders of “Décideurs Responsables de l’Ouest, an association which brings together businessmen who favour sustainable development. Hubert de Boisredon is also the President of the Cercle de l’Entrepreneuriat Populaire Nantes Atlantique, a group of businessmen supporting the micro entrepreneurs of ADIE (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique).