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Emeric Lepoutre

Region: Europe/Middle East/Africa
Tel: +33 1 85 73 22 22

Signium France
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Practice Groups: Board Services, Professional Services, Financial Services


Emeric set up his own Executive Search and Governance Advice Firm in 2015 “Emeric Lepoutre & Partners” together with his team.

Having conducted considerable search work in the legal, public affairs, and compliance areas for listed corporations, Emeric has also developed since 1998 extensive expertise in Board searches, Board assessments and related CEO searches.

Being one of the very few lawyers admitted to the Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and New York Bars, Emeric practiced mergers and acquisitions, Corporate Governance and stock exchange law from 1989 to 1999, in Paris, Barcelona and New York for international law firms (UK leader Clifford Chance and French leader Gide). 

Emeric joined the Executive Search industry (Heidrick & Struggles) in 1999, became Partner in 2000, was named Managing Partner of the Paris Office in 2001 and, in 2004, was named Managing Partner for Southern Europe (overseeing six offices in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal). 

He then joined Spencer Stuart in 2006 as the Country manager for France and Member of the European Executive Committee and was an active member of the Global Board Services Practice before setting-up his Firm in 2015.

His core business is composed of Governance (Board searches and Board assessments) and Executive Searches for all kind of industries (from GC to CEO).

  • Emeric received his Ph.D. in international corporate law at Paris Assas (1989)
  • He is a former member of the Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and New York Bars
  • Born in Argentina in 1966, Emeric is professionally fluent in English, French and Spanish

Areas of Expertise: Board, Corporate Governance, CEO succession, Legal & Compliance.