Thierry Navarre joined the Ontex Group in May 2006 as the Group Supply Chain Director and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in February 2009. Artipa BVBA, with Thierry Navarre as its permanent representative, was appointed as an Executive Director of Ontex Group NV as of April 24, 2014. Thierry Navarre holds a degree in Business Administration from École Supérieure de Commerce de Nantes (AUDENCIA), France, and also has a master’s degree in Industrial Logistics from the Institut Supérieur de Logistique Industrielle (Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce), Bordeaux, France.
Before joining the Ontex Group, he was Director of Strategy & Development at InBev in France (now AB InBev), between July 2005 and May 2006, and held other senior management positions in supply and distribution at InBev, between 2001 and 2005. Prior to that, he held various roles in logistics and distribution at Fort James (now Georgia Pacific), between 1997 and 2001, and at Jamont (now Georgia Pacific) between 1991 and 1997.