Mr Alexandre Ricard is a graduate of ESCP, the Wharton School of Business (MBA majoring in finance and entrepreneurship) and of the University of Pennsylvania (MA in International Studies). After working for seven years outside the Group, for Accenture (Management and Consulting) and Morgan Stanley (Mergers and Acquisitions Consulting), he joined the Pernod Ricard group in 2003, in the Audit and Development Department at the Headquarters.
At the end of 2004, he became the Chief Financial and Administration Officer of Irish Distillers Group, and then CEO of Pernod Ricard Asia Duty Free in September 2006. In July 2008, he was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Irish Distillers Group and became a member of Pernod Ricard’s Executive Committee. In September 2011, he joined the Group General Management as Managing Director, Distribution Network and became a member of the Executive Board.
Mr Alexandre Ricard was the permanent representative of Société Paul Ricard company (a member of the Board) from 2 November 2009 until 29 August 2012, at which time he was co-opted as Director of Pernod Ricard and appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer. On 11 February 2015, he was then appointed Chairman & CEO of the Group by the Board of Directors.
He is a grandson of Mr Paul Ricard, the founder of Société Ricard.