French software company Lectra appoints Jean Marie Canan as new director
The appointment of Marie Canan as director, after that of Céline Abecassis-Moedas on April 30, 2021, will in particular strengthen Lectra’s strategic committee, at a time when Lectra will develop new offers for Industry 4.0 and will study more and more projects. investment in innovative companies. Marie Canan will also draw on her vast international experience as a director and director, in particular with listed companies, Lectra said in a press release.
Marie Canan is currently Independent Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of REV Group, an American company, Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Acasti Pharma, a Canadian company, and Director of Angkor Hospital for Children, a leading non-profit organization. pediatric hospital in Cambodia. Marie Canan began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1978, first in their Montreal office, then two years in their Hong Kong office. From 1990 to 2014, he held a number of increasingly responsible positions at Merck. These included senior roles in finance, strategy development, business development and operations. He was part of a small team that led the acquisition of Schering-Plow by Merck. He has also provided operational oversight for most of the Merck group’s joint ventures, including DuPont-Merck, Johnson and Johnson-Merck, Astra-Merck and Schering-Plow-Merck. Merck’s executive committee selected Marie Canan as one of five senior executives tasked with defining Merck’s new strategy in 2006. According to Lectra, Marie Canan is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is an expert- chartered accountant (CPA).
“We are delighted to welcome Marie Canan to the Lectra Board of Directors. The group will benefit from his extensive experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions and post-acquisition integration, ”said Daniel Harari, Chairman and CEO of Lectra.
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Lectra has appointed Jean Marie Canan as new director, for a period of four years. Marie Canan is now a member of Lectra’s audit committee, remuneration committee and strategic committee. Lectra, headquartered in France, specializes in CAD software and CAM cutting systems for industries using flexible materials such as leather and textiles.