Aged 55, Bernard Duverneuil is a graduate from École Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech, and has 25 years’ experience in information systems, digital transformation and innovation. He began his career in the services industry (Générale de Service Informatique), then moved to management and strategy consulting firms (Coopers & Lybrand, A.T. Kearney). Next, he founded and managed an e-commerce start-up before joining the Lagardère group where he was Chief Information Officer for 8 years. Additionally, between 2006 and 2008, he created and led the innovation hub, a transversal initiative to boost the development of innovative media offers linked to digital technology. In 2009, Bernard joined Essilor International as Group Chief Information Officer, also becoming a member of the Executive Committee. Managing the company’s information technology projects led him to define and implement the IT strategy that supported its digital transformation.
Bernard Duverneuil has been President of Cigref (a society bringing together the CIOs of over 140 key French companies and administrations) since 2016. One of his missions there is to develop companies’ ability to implement and master digital technology.