Elior announces the appointment of Jean-Philippe Quérard as Group VP Marketing and Innovation Contract Catering from August 24. He will report directly to Philippe Salle, Group Chairman and CEO.

Jean-Philippe Quérard, 45, a graduate from Grenoble Ecole de Management (1992), has a career in the consumer goods sector, first in the food industry and distribution, then in services. He held several sales management positions across the Mars group during 8 years then joined Brasseries Kronenbourg (S&N group) in 2001 to manage drinks distribution subsidiaries. In 2008, he was appointed Managing Director of the supply-chain and e-commerce division within Arvato (Bertelsmann group).

Jean-Philippe Quérard joined Elior in June 2015 to accelerate the digital transformation of the Group. In this new role, his central mission is to drive an ambitious marketing strategy for the Contract Catering, based on a differentiating market position, sustained innovation and the leveraging of digital technologies.