APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+ | 30 March - 1 April 2021, Hong Kong

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  • Claude Eric Paquin
  • French Federation of Footwear

  • President

Mr. Claude Eric Paquin, a French national born in Paris in 1947, is graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) class of 1969, the leading french business school. Paquin graduated from the Harvard Business School in 1971 with an MBA.

He started his career in the banking industry where he served as an executive director for Societe Generale and the Midland Bank Group in France and outside of France from 1971 until 1991.

Paquin joined the Credit Lyonnais group in 1991 where he was in charge of the management and disposal of the group industrial portofolio worth about US$ 30 billion.

In 1995, he joined a private family holding company where he managed their different assets, he became CEO of the JB Martin group, one of the leading French shoe business, in 2007.

He was nominated chairman of the Fédération Françaide de la Chaussure in April 2016 and seats in the board of all the French leather institutions (CNC, CTC, etc).

Paquin is also Director of several companies based in France and China.

Claude Eric Paquin's Sessions