Chairman - Business France
Pascal Cagni was appointed in September 2017, French Ambassador for international investment, and Chairman of the board at Business France, by French President Macron. He is Founder and CEO at C4 Ventures, a leading European venture fund.
Hired into Apple by Steve Jobs, Pascal Cagni joined in 2000 as General Manager and Vice President of Apple Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Under his leadership Apple EMEA grew from one to nearly 40 billion dollars.
Before Apple, he played a key role at Packard Bell, establishing new R&D, manufacturing facilities and operations, creating over 3,000 jobs in the Loire Valley. Under his leadership revenue grew from $100M to $1.2 billion.
Pascal Cagni is non-executive director at Kingfisher Plc (KGF.L), Banque Transatlantique (CIC) and until recently at Vivendi SA (VIV.PA) and Style.com (Condé Nast). He is a strategic advisor to large private equity and Global groups to help management teams leverage the opportunities created by the digital revolution.
Pascal Cagni obtained an MA in Political Sciences from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (Sciences Po), an MA in Business Law from the Robert Schumann University in Strasburg and an MBA from HEC Paris. He graduated from the Executive Program (EPGC) at Stanford University, CA, USA.
He is a benefactor of the HEC Foundation, a member of the management committee of HEC Alumni and a member of the French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCEF). He was made a Knight of the French Order of Merit by Christine Lagarde.