Patrice Defay is an Associate Partner in our Paris office, where he leads our industry practice.
Prior to joining the firm, Patrice worked 20 years in recruiting (from researcher to a global role of Industry Practice Director) and has a deep experience in several industrial sectors: Automotive & Transportation, Defense & Aeronautics, Energy as well as consumer goods. Patrice developed a solid track record on candidates with engineering background aligned with structural companies’ transformation (Lean Manufacturing, Agility & Digitalization, technological innovation…).
Patrice also spent 3 years in Shanghai to start and develop the Chinese business of his previous firm. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration from ICN (Institut Commercial de Nancy), he speaks English and basic Chinese.