Figures reveal that companies in France have moved to combines the roles of chairman and chief executive, in contradiction to trends elsewhere.
Research suggests that France may be going against the grain, with many companies choosing to combine the chief executive and chairman roles.
Figures reported from Thomson Reuters reveal consistent growth in France of companies merging the two roles.
Last week Danone reported that Emmanuel Faber would become the new executive chairman, saying the combined role would create "a direct bridge between the board and management that will enable the company to continue to execute its strategy, speak with a unified voice and make decisions in an agile and transparent manner”.
Figures reported by Reuters today say that almost 75% of French
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