Mr. Pierre Behnam, Country Head India Operations at Pierre Fabre, elected as President of IFCCI on September 23rd, 2014
During the 159th Governing Council meeting, Mr. Pierre Behnam-Country Head India Operation of Pierre Fabre was elected as the new President of the Chamber for the year 2014-15.
He will be supported in this role by three elected Vice-Presidents, Mr. Patrick Rousseau, CEO - Veolia Water, Mr. Vijay Kumar,Chairman & Managing Director - Total Oil India Pvt. Ltd. and Ms. Payal Singh, Country Director - AGS Four Winds. They will also serve for tenure of one year in their respective roles.
Mr. Pierre Behnam encompasses 20 years in International pharmaceutical business. For the last 8 years, as Country Head – India Operations for Pierre Fabre, he overlooks the complete portfolio of activities including prescription pharmaceuticals, OTC, Dermo-cosmetic, R&D and sourcing activities. This is his third venture in India. He began in ‘92 with a Joint Venture project in Goa, and then in 2003 as the CEO of the India Affiliate of Ethypharm, a French pharma company. His career also encompasses handling Sales and Marketing in China and Global Customer Service in France. He is Vice-President at the Board of Foreign Trade Advisors of France (CCEF). Mr. Behnam has received the French National Award of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (Knight of the Order of Merit) in 2012 from the Foreign Affairs Minister of France.
As elected President, Mr.Pierre Behnam will head the leading bilateral business organization having more than 510 active members (both French and Indian companies) from across sectors. In his role, he will ensure the success of the organization towards the development and implementation of both innovative and established strategies for successful business outcomes between India and France.