Jean Bernou, McCain Continental Europe Chief Executive Officer, has been responsible for all McCain operations in Continental Europe since September 2002. This covers 70 countries, 17 factories and a crew of more than 4000 people. Prior to his position, Jean Bernou served as McCain Chief Executive Officer for Southern Europe and was made responsible for the construction of the Continental Europe entity. He had previously got several Managing Director assignments within McCain, including France, flagship of the company in Continental Europe.
Holder of a Chemical Engineering degree, Jean started his career in Procter & Gamble the worldwide leader for soap and detergents, in 1977 in manufacturing. He grew inside the European organization of this company getting a large assortment of assignments in production, human resources, finance, logistics, information systems, and engineering. In 1992 Jean joined Peaudouce-Mölnlycke, a European leader in the paper products market (diapers, feminine hygiene, medical paper products…) as site manager in France and got increasing responsibilities in this company: Manufacturing, R&D and Engineering Director, Managing Director of Spain, Managing Director of the European Private Label division. He left Peaudouce-Mölnlycke for McCain in 1995. Jean also sits on the board of the “Coeur et artères” foundation, an organization directed to the public benefit and supporting research to fight heart and artery diseases.
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