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Didier Michaud-Daniel,  Executive Chair of the Board

Didier Michaud-Daniel from March 2012 to end of June 2023, served as CEO of Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services with annual revenue of €5.7bn and a market cap of €11bn, listed on Euronext Paris and part of the SBF 120 index. 

Didier Michaud-Daniel started his career in 1981 at OTIS, the world's leading elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation, and service company, where he held operations and sales positions. He was appointed Deputy General Manager of Operations in January 1998. Didier Michaud-Daniel then became Managing Director of OTIS UK and Ireland based in London, then Chairman of OTIS for the UK, Germany, and the Central Europe region, before being appointed Executive Chairman of the USD12bn revenue company OTIS Elevator in May 2008, a role for which he was based in the US for 4 years. 

Since 2019, Didier Michaud-Daniel has been an independent member of the Supervisory Board of Tarkett, a family-controlled company, global leader in the industry of flooring solutions. Since June 2023, Didier Michaud-Daniel has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the SAUR group, a global provider of water services. 

Didier Michaud-Daniel is a graduate of Poitiers’ school of business management and the European Business Administration Institute INSEAD and is Knight of the Legion of Honor (chevalier de la Légion d’honneur), one of the most recognized French order of Merit.