Chairman of the Administrative Board
Group Managing Director and member of the Administrative Board of Kering S.A., Paris/France, responsible for Strategy, Operations and Organization
Jean-François Palus graduated from the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) in Paris and began his career at Arthur Andersen as auditor and financial advisor.
Before joining the Artemis Group in 2001, Jean-François Palus had already been with Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (now Kering) for ten years. He held various positions including deputy CFO of Pinault S.A., Group Financial Control Director, FNAC Store Manager and Corporate Secretary. From 1998 until 2001, Mr. Palus was a member of the Executive Board of Conforama. In 2009, Jean-François Palus was called to the Board of Directors of Kering S.A. after he served as CFO managing Kering’s mergers and acquisitions already since 2005.
On 16 June 2007, Mr. Palus joined the Administrative Board of PUMA SE and has been its Chairman since 2012.