Essilor International announces that Xavier Galliot has been appointed Group Chief Sustainability Officer, reporting to Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Chief Corporate Mission Officer.
Xavier Galliot’s valuable experience will contribute to strengthen and accelerate Essilor’s commitment to global sustainability, an integrated driver of the Group’s mission, “improving lives by improving sight”. Sustainable development is at the heart of Essilor’s activity, both in the way the Group manages its business and in its contribution to the 4.5 billion individuals in the world who need vision correction and the communities in which they live.
Xavier Galliot started his career with Ernst & Young as consultant in strategy, in France and Japan. In 2002, he joined Rio Tinto Alcan where he held sales & marketing positions on international markets, before being appointed head of green business strategy for the Distribution & Services activity. Since 2010, he was sustainable development director of the Rexel group and general secretary of the Rexel foundation.
Xavier Galliot, 42, holds a Master’s degree in Economics & Finance. He is a graduate of Kedge Business School and is a Stanford University executive program alumnus.