General management

Jacques de Chateauvieux, Executive Chairman

A graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) of Paris in 1972, Jacques de Chateauvieux also holds an MBA from Columbia University, New York, 1974.

He began his career in 1975 as a financial controller for Union des Transports Aériens (U.T.A) in Paris. In 1976, he joined Boston Consulting Group in Paris as a consultant in business strategy and executive management.

In 1979, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of family-owned Reunion Island-based company BOURBON with the objective of restructuring the sugar industry of La Reunion.

During the years that followed, Jacques de Chateauvieux transformed BOURBON into a conglomerate listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, successfully positioning it as a major player in the retail and later on in marine services. Between 2001 and 2010, he led BOURBON’s gradual focus away from its historic business activities and towards offshore marine services dedicated to the oil and gas industry.

He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of BOURBON for 40 years and is once again appointed Executive Chairman on 28 June 2019 by the Board of Directors having decided to reunite the functions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Jacques de Chateauvieux is also President of JACCAR Holdings SAS, the majority shareholder of BOURBON.