2017.10.09

Hilary Halper appointed CFO at Essilor

Charenton-le-Pont, France (October 9, 2017) – Essilor announces the appointment of Hilary Halper as Chief Financial Officer.

Hilary Halper replaces Géraldine Picaud who has decided to pursue opportunities outside the Company.  Géraldine served as CFO for seven years, during which time she contributed to the performance of the Company as well as the development of the Finance and Acquisitions functions.

Prior to joining the Company as Vice President, Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Hilary held positions of increasing responsibilities in Finance at companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, Texas, USA.

Hilary is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and has lived in the United States, Argentina, England and France.

Hubert Sagnières, Chairman and CEO of Essilor said: “I am very pleased to promote Hilary to the position of CFO as we build the Company’s foundation for future growth. Her international experience in finance will be a strong asset for the Company’s development.  We thank Géraldine for her contribution to the Company in developing a world-class Finance function and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

 

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