FRANCE: PPR appoints Daveu as sustainability head
French apparel group PPR has named Marie-Claire Daveu as chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs, replacing Jochen Zeitz who is taking on a broader sustainability role at the firm.
Daveu's main role will be to implement PPR's sustainable development programme.
Previously she was private secretary to the French minister of ecology, sustainable development, transport and housing. Daveu has also been head of sustainable development for the Sanofi-Aventis Group.
Former chief sustainability officer, Jochen Zeitz, is set to give up his operational duties in October. He is now a director of PPR and chairman of the board's sustainable development committee. He will also be a member of PPR's sustainability advisory group.
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