Nexans said its board has decided to appoint Christopher Guérin as chief executive officer. He will take office on 4 July 2018.
Christopher Guérin, 46 years old, has been with Nexans since 1997 and most recently since 2014 served as senior executive vice president, Europe.
During his years at Nexans, he has demonstrated strong and decisive leadership while successfully leading economic and social transformations in highly competitive international environments, Nexans said.
“Christopher Guérin is a solid and inspiring executive who has demonstrated many successes within the group,” said Georges Chodron de Courcel, chairman of the board. “He is a well-respected leader in our organisation and successfully carried out the deep transformation of our European activities. The board of directors unanimously supports him in his new mission to which he brings not only an in-depth knowledge of the cable industry but also a clear strategic view as to avenues of future growth.”
Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, the previous CEO will serve as advisor to Guérin until September 30.
"It is a great honour to succeed Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge and I am ready to take up this challenge," said Guérin. "I know Nexans. I know its strengths, its customers and its markets of tomorrow. I especially know the men and women who make up our group. And it is for these reasons that I have confidence we will develop Nexans' performance while guiding the teams towards a profitable future."