Robert Peugeot is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FFP


Robert Peugeot became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FFP – a listed investment company and one of Peugeot SA’s three main shareholders – in February 2002.

Robert Peugeot was born in 1950, graduated from Ecole Centrale in 1971 and INSEAD in 1973, and started his career as a line worker then team supervisor on an assembly line in Sochaux in 1974. He went on to work in a number of positions within the Group including development engineer at Peugeot, methods engineer (bodywork) at Citroën, head of Citroën’s mechanical components plant in Asnières, Managing Director of the Peugeot Talbot Motor Company in Coventry, and Vice-President for Quality, Organization and Information Systems at Citroën.

Robert Peugeot served as a member of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Executive Committee, and as Vice-President for Innovation and Quality, supervising all new model designs, from 1998 to 2007. During that time, he built the PSA Peugeot Citroën Automotive Design Network in Vélizy, where 350 designers and 700 engineers and technicians work.

FFP Chair

When he took over at FFP in 2002, Robert Peugeot officially mapped out its investment and diversification strategy, which primarily involves investing in minority interests with a long-term perspective and playing an active role on companies’ boards of directors.

In 2007, Robert Peugeot stepped down from PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Executive Committee to join PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Supervisory Board and run FPP full-time, following its rapid growth. He was reappointed FPP Chairman and CEO by the company’s shareholders at their annual general meeting on 11 May 2017.

The value of FFP’s diversified assets has increased substantially, from €225 million in 2002 to €2.3 billion at 31 December 2016.

In its role as the holding and lead company, FFP played an active part in the talks that resulted in the automotive group’s reorganization in 2014, Dong Feng’s and the French governments’ equity investments, a €3 billion capital increase, a partnership agreement with Santander for Banque PSA Finance, and the arrival of Carlos Tavares. Three years later, the PSA Group posted all-time-high results and healthy financials. In 2017, it signed an agreement with GM to take over Opel/Vauxhall operations, ranking PSA as Europe’s number-two carmaker with a 17% market share.

As Chairman and CEO of FFP, Robert Peugeot is a member of the Boards of directors of :

  • FFP INVEST as permanent representative of FFP
  • Peugeot S.A. as permanent representative of  FFP on the Supervisory board, Chairman of the Strategic Committee and member of the Financial Committee
  • Financière Guiraud as permanent representative of FFP INVEST
  • Faurecia as director
  • DKSH as director
  • Tikehau Capital Advisors as director
  • Safran as permanent representative of F&P, a joint venture between FFP and the Fonds Stratégique de Participations

He is also Board member of the board of Etablissements Peugeot Frères and an independant director of :

  • Hermes International
  • Sofina

M. Robert Peugeot is a member of the High Committee on corporate governance since 2018.

Honors :

  • Chevalier, Ordre National du Mérite (2000)
  • Chevalier, Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (2010)

3 children: Charles, Laure, Edouard

Press review

  • Robert Peugeot's Interview  - September 21th, 2017

To read in french the Robert Peugeot's interview in Les Echos dated on September 21th, 2017 ("Le holding Peugeot veut en finir avec sa décote boursière", click here

 

  • Robert Peugeot's Interview  - March 14th, 2016

To read in french the Robert Peugeot's interview in Les Echos dated on March 14th, 2016 ("La famille Peugeot n'a aucun tabou sur de futures alliances", click here

  • Interview de Robert Peugeot - 19 mars 2015

Retrouvez l'interview de Robert Peugeot dans les Echos du 19 mars 2015 ("La famille ne se désengagera pas de PSA") en cliquant ici

  • Interview de Robert Peugeot - 15 mai 2014

Retrouvez l'interview de Robert Peugeot dans les Echos du 15 mai 2014 ("La famille ne se désengagera pas de PSA") en cliquant ici

  • Interview de Robert Peugeot - 21 février 2014

Retrouvez l'interview de Robert Peugeot dans le Figaro du 21 février 2014 ("La famille gardera un rôle fort dans la stratégie de PSA") en cliquant ici

  • Extrait de la dépêche Reuters du 24/10/2012 à 08h42

"Robert Peugeot dément formellement l'information selon laquelle il souhaiterait voir la famille Peugeot sortir de l'automobile. "La famille est solidaire, il n'y a aucune dissension", a déclaré un porte-parole de Robert Peugeot".