Pierre Pringuet biography
02 Dec 2014
Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pernod
A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines,
Mr Pierre Pringuet started his career in the French civil service.
He was Advisor to government minister Michel Rocard from 1981 to
1985 before being given responsibility for the farming and food
processing industries at the Ministry of Agriculture.
He joined Pernod Ricard in 1987 as Development Director, playing
an active role in the Group's international development and holding
the positions of Managing Director of the Société pour
l'Exportation de Grandes Marques (1987-1996) and then Chairman and
CEO of Pernod Ricard Europe (1997-2000).
In 2000, he joined Mr Patrick Ricard at the Holding Company as
one of Pernod Ricard's two joint CEOs, together with Richard
Mr Pierre Pringuet was appointed Director of the Board of Pernod
Ricard in 2004 and led the successful acquisition of Allied Domecq
in 2005 and its integration process. In December of that year, he
became the Group's sole Managing Director.
In 2008, Mr Pierre Pringuet carried out the acquisition of
Vin&Sprit (V&S) and its brand ABSOLUT Vodka which completed
Pernod Ricard's international development. Following the withdrawal
of Mr Patrick Ricard from his operational duties, Mr Pierre
Pringuet was appointed CEO of Pernod Ricard on 5 November 2008, and
was also appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors by the
Board on 29 August 2012. Mr Pierre Pringuet is also the Chairman of
the Sully Committee, which promotes the French food processing
industry and was appointed Chairman of the Association Française
des Entreprises Privées (AFEP) (French Association of Private
Enterprises) on 29 June 2012.
He holds the rank of Knight of the National Order of the Legion
of Honour, of the National Order of Merit and an Officer of the