2019/07/18 - Financial public releases
Virbac announces the arrival of Cyrille Petit as a member of the supervisory board as of June 18, 2019. In addition, on the audit committee he will replace Olivier Bohuon, who is also a member of the supervisory board.
Cyrille Petit began his career as an investment banker and went on to specialize in external growth, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy at General Electric, where he worked for 15 years. In 2012, he joined the executive committee of Smith & Nephew PLC and became the director of Development and President of Global Business Services. There, he led the group’s transformation and helped to accelerate growth with more than forty acquisitions, transfers and investments. Cyrille Petit will bring all his expertise, energy and sense of purpose to the Virbac supervisory board.
“We are delighted to welcome Cyrille Petit to our supervisory board. As an international executive manager, he has excellent knowledge of the pharmaceutical field as well as a truly action-oriented entrepreneurial spirit. ” stated Marie-Hélène Dick-Madelpuech, chairwoman of the supervisory board of Virbac.
“I am honored to join the Virbac group and its high-quality supervisory board. I hope to be able to participate in the growth of this wonderful company, thus contributing to even greater international growth in the years to come. ” added Cyrille Petit.
A graduate of HEC- Paris [Hautes études commerciales]), Cyrille began his career in 1994 at Banexi International (BNP Group) in New York as a Mergers & Acquisitions analyst, then joined Goldman Sachs in London in 1995 as a Mergers & Acquisition analyst with the Financial Institutions group. In 1997, he became director of Business Development France and Belgium at General Electric Capital, the subsidiary that unites the group’s financial services in Paris and London. Then, in 2002, he became director of Business Development for the General Electric Healthcare subsidiary, handling Global Life Sciences problems in the EMEA region. These roles led to the position of general manager of Global Business Development at General Electric Transportation in Paris in 2008. In 2012, he joined Smith & Nephew in London as the company’s director of development and member of the executive committee, a role to which the title of president of Business Services was added in 2015.
Currently senior advisor to the president of Bracco Imaging, a global leader in contrast imaging agents for medical imaging, Cyrille Petit has also been a member of the board of directors of Flowonix Inc. since 2019 and Reapplix AS since May of 2019.