The Women’s Forum Shareholders’ Committee gathered today to unanimously appoint Ms. Clara Gaymard as President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society following the resignation of Véronique Morali. The committee also confirmed Ms Jacqueline Franjou as CEO of the Women’s Forum.
Publicis Groupe, majority shareholder of the Women’s Forum, warmly thanked Véronique Morali for her vital contribution to the global reputation established by the Women’s Forum. Over the last three years, under her chairmanship and working alongside Jacqueline Franjou, the Women’s Forum has opened new territories and created new meetings, organizing three Women’s Forum events in Brazil and two in Myanmar, in addition to the annual Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France. Many other projects are already under way.
Véronique Morali opted to pass the baton in order to fully concentrate on her role as president of Webedia, the digital arm of the Fimalac group.
"I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Publicis Groupe for their support and trust,” stated Clara Gaymard, CEO and President of General Electric France. “I hope to build on the successes of my predecessor and make the Women’s Forum the place where the future is conceived and imagined thanks to the will and the actions of women.”
The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has launched several successful and internationally recognized initiatives, such as the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards; CEO Champions; Rising Talents; Women in Media and Women for Change.
The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society which each year gathers thousands of participants from different continents is currently pursuing its expansion in the Middle East, in Asia and Latin America.
The entire Women’s Forum team wishes a fond farewell to Véronique Morali and bids a warm welcome to Clara Gaymard.
Clara Gaymard, 54, is President GE France since April 2009. She joined GE in 2006. Clara has been responsible for building a strong country strategy for GE to identify and promote growth opportunities for GE in France. Prior to this, she was Ambassador, President of Invest in France Agency, in charge of promoting foreign investments in France and she was a Deputy Director in the French Ministry of Finance. Clara is a graduate from the French national school of administration, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from The Paris Institute of Political Studies, and a degree in law and history.