Chairman - PWC France & Francophone Africa
Bernard Gainnier became Chairman of PwC France and Francophone Africa in July 2013.
Bernard Gainnier began his career with PwC in 1985 in Paris. Moving to Marseille in 1990 he was made partner in 1995. In 1997 he moved to Shanghai, working with International companies like Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Danone, L’Oréal, Novartis… Three years later, he relocated to the San Jose (California), where he specialised in the technology sector.
He returned to Paris in 2001 to advise telecommunications, technology and software companies and took on responsibility on this sector for PwC France. His main clients included France Telecom, Accor, Kodak, Ingenico and Groupe Lucien Barrière.
Bernard Gainnier became a member of the Executive Committee of PwC France in 2007, leading the SME business development function, marketing & communication, and our organization by activity sector.
He holds a Masters degree in law from the Aix-Marseille University, and has completed post-graduate studies in business law as well as in internal audit. He is qualified as French “Commissaire aux Comptes” and holds the US CPA diploma.