After graduating with a bachelor’s Degree in International Business and a master's degree in Global Management from Paris Dauphine, Damien Pénin began his career in 2001 at Alcatel as an account manager in the field of technologies and communications. He held thereafter two positions as profit center director (Business BU) and then held the position of development director at SPIE Communications.
In September 2014, Damien Pénin joined Elior within the B&I market as Regional Director for South-West and then Director of Greater South activities. In April 2019, he becomes Director of France Operations for this market.
After six years in Elior B&I market, Damien Pénin has acquired a solid expertise of the contract catering business. This operational experience will enable him to henceforth lead the health and education activities and thus continue the implementation of the Group's 2024 strategic plan thanks to culinary, digital and marketing innovations, catering offers designed to meet the new expectations of guests and Elior expertise in terms of hygiene and safety. The aim of the Group is to take care of its customers and guests in schools and in the hospital by respecting three key commitments: health, the environment and the pleasure of taste.