President & CEO
Following Alcan’s acquisition of Pechiney in 2004, François Luscan was tasked with creating Alcan Packaging Beauty. By integrating and strategically repositioning the cosmetic packaging activities, he created a unified offering with newly strengthened leadership. In 2010, he successfully transitioned the business to a new shareholder, Sun Capital, and its new status as an independent company: Albéa was born. After being appointed chairman and CEO of the new entity, François began an ambitious development strategy that included four acquisitions in three years. In 2018, he led Albéa’s transition to new shareholder PAI Partners, reaffirming ambitions for profitable, sustainable growth in the future.
Prior to Albéa, François had a proven track record for driving development and profitability. He began his career in R&D at Pechiney Group in 1985. He then worked as a production engineer in the flexible packaging division for three years. In 1989, he rejoined Cebal's tubes division, and was appointed head of several factories. During this period, the volume and operating profit jumped by 20%.He was then promoted to managing director of Cebal aerosols division, managing six factories and generating over $100 million in gross revenue. Thanks to a successful development plan and restructuring, he was able to significantly improve the business's profitability before selling it.
François is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon and Sup’Aero.
Arnaud Schuh - Executive Vice President, Tubes
Arnaud Schuh joined Albéa in 2017, bringing his strong expertise in packaging, strategy, international account management, and operational excellence. Prior to joining Albéa, Arnaud was associate principal at McKinsey, involved in the Pechiney-Alcan merger and the building of Alcan Packaging Beauty, which later became Albéa. Then, during his tenure at Amcor, Arnaud headed the snacks and confectionery business, with achievements including managing strategic global account PepsiCo, serving as general manager of a production facility, and deploying the Lean and Continuous Improvement methodology. Arnaud is an engineer and also holds an MBA from HEC.
Axel Moreau - Executive Vice President, HR & EHS
Axel Moreau has been in charge of human resources since the creation of Albéa, to which he was an integral contributor. He is currently executive vice president of HR and environment, health, and safety. Axel began his career in HR at Pechiney Group, which produced and transformed aluminum for the transportation and construction industries. In 1996, he joined the BSN group, but three short years later, the Pechiney group called him back to join Cebal, its tube packaging division. He was head of HR for the aerosols Europe business unit before taking the position of HR director at the global perfumes and cosmetics division (Techpack International) at the end of 2003. Axel went on to support the integration of the two entities when Alcan Packaging Beauty was created in 2004.
Bruno Manach - Executive Vice President & CFO
Bruno Manac'h joined Albéa in April 2018 as chief financial officer and executive vice president. Bruno brings his long and vast experience in finance and acquisitions across a variety of industrial sectors – B2B and B2C, under private and public ownership, in global and family-owned companies. Prior to joining Albéa, Bruno was chief financial officer at premium foods producer Labeyrie Fine Foods, high-tech defense manufacturer Photonis Technologies, nutritional pet food producer Royal Canin, and food-pharma ingredient producer Diana Ingredients. Bruno is a graduate of ESSEC.
Cécile Tuil - Vice President, Communications
Cécile Tuil joined Albéa in March 2014 as vice president of communications. Cécile started her career with Pechiney, where she held various positions in marketing, sales, business development, and communications. She was communications director for Alcan's beauty packaging business (Alcan Packaging Beauty) before moving to Areva's transmission and distribution business in 2008, where she was director of central communications. In 2010, Cécile joined Schneider Electric as vice president of influence strategy, spearheading influence and marketing for Schneider Electric's Smart Cities strategic initiative. Cécile graduated from ENSIA engineering school with a degree specializing in the food industry.
Charles Antoine Roucayrol - Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary
Charles-Antoine Roucayrol joined Albéa in October 2010 as general counsel and was appointed executive vice president and general counsel in 2013. In 2018 he was named company secretary. Prior to joining Albéa, Charles-Antoine started his career at Siemens before joining Valéo Group, where he grew from an international business lawyer to a legal officer for the friction materials division and deputy general counsel for the climate control division. From 2001 to 2007, he served as general counsel for Safran Group’s Labinal Power Systems, which manufactures and supplies electrical systems and engineering services. He established not only the legal department and procedures, but also dealt with joint-ventures negotiations, litigations, and recovery planning. In 2007, he became global general counsel at the Alten Group, where he ran several successful external-growth projects. Charles-Antoine holds an Executive MBA from HEC. He is a graduate of Panthéon University Assas and René Descartes University, where he studied business law, comparative law, and national and international litigation.
François Tassart - Executive Vice President, Global Business Services & Solutions
Francois Tassart is executive vice president of global business services and solutions at Albéa, handling transversal integration and harmonization within the Group, overseeing IT, revenue management, innovation, technology, and more. Francois joined Albéa at the end of 2005 as sales and marketing director of the European tube division. He was named vice president of sales, marketing, and innovation in 2008, then executive vice president of sales and beauty solutions in 2013, responsible for leading Albéa’s international sales force. He has held his current role as executive vice president of global business services and solutions since mid-2017. Prior to joining Albéa, Francois began his career at Andersen Consulting before moving to Carnaud Metalbox (Crown Cork & Seal). Having occupied an internal audit position, he became head of information systems and logistics in Asia, before taking over information systems management for Food France. In 1999, he joined Guerlain, as director of planning and pricing, where he created the department responsible for overseeing launches and developments. Three years later, he was appointed general manager of Guerlain Austria. François is a graduate of Centrale Paris and INSEAD.
Guillaume De Demandolx - Executive Vice President, Cosmetic Rigid Packaging & Dispensing Systems
Guillaume de Demandolx joined Albéa in 2013 as executive vice president of cosmetic rigid packaging, and took over responsibility of dispensing systems in 2017. Prior to joining Albéa, Guillaume started his career in the United Kingdom with Saint-Gobain’s pipe division, where he contributed to the restructuring and recovery of a manufacturing site. After 3 years, he joined General Electric Medical Systems in Paris as a Six Sigma Black Belt focusing on supply chain. In 2005, he rejoined Saint-Gobain, this time in Calmar’s packaging division in the United States. After the MeadWestvaco (MWV) acquisition in 2006, he relocated to Shanghai for four years to lead the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing on the construction of a new plant in China and new business development for the region. In 2010, he relocated to Switzerland to lead MWV beauty & personal care business for both Europe and Asia, and globally as of 2012, with a strong focus on business development. Guillaume holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées with an industrial major carried out at Technische Universität München.
Jose Filipe - Vice President, Special Projects
Jose Filipe is vice president in charge of special projects. He also manages several strategic accounts in Europe. In 2001, Jose left Unilever to join Pechiney as general manager of the Devises site in the UK. In 2006 he was appointed general manager for Latin America, based in São Paulo. Two years later, he moved to New York following his appointment as general manager of the beauty solutions division, in addition to retaining his Latin America role. In 2013, José was appointed executive vice president of the Americas, supervising Albéa tubes, cosmetic rigid packaging, dispensing systems, and beauty solutions clusters in North and South America. Jose currently manages a suite of special projects and strategic global accounts. Jose has vast operational management experience in various large international groups, such as Procter & Gamble, where he started his career, Johnson & Johnson, and Unilever.
Luc Rousselet - Executive Vice President, Transformation
Luc Rousselet joined Albéa in 2016 as executive vice president of transformation, leading strategic transformation initiatives, procurement, quality, and continuous improvement. Prior to joining Albéa, Luc Rousselet was an R&D engineer at Alcatel-Lucent; production manager, plant manager, and Lean Six Sigma Transformation Leader at 3M; as well as COO at 3M and Ahlstrom. Luc has a longstanding track record of business transformation. He brings his broad international experience – in industries like pharmaceutical, medical, food packaging, automotive and aerospace, and more – to both global and local roles. Luc holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Rennes and an MBA from L’Institut d’Administration des Entreprises. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Xavier Leclerc De Hauteclocque - Executive Vice President Beauty Solutions & North America
Xavier Leclerc de Hauteclocque joined Albéa in 2012 as group chief financial officer. One year later, he was appointed executive vice president and CFO. In 2017, he took over the management of the beauty solutions division. He’s also been heading the North America region since 2018. Prior to joining Albéa, Xavier began his career with CarnaudMetalbox (Crown Cork & Seal) in 1994 and held a variety of corporate finance roles, including finance controller of the Kenya production site and later the Crown & Closures European division. In 2000, he joined Guerlain as finance controller for the French market, in addition to serving roles in various travel retail and export as well as European market projects. In 2003, he joined Brake France as head of treasury before being appointed CFO in 2007, taking on responsibility for capital and services, IT, legal, and M&A. Xavier holds a DESCF and Executive MBA from INSEAD. He is also president of CFO AGORA.
PAI Partners is Albéa’s sole shareholder since March 2018. It is an independent private equity company established in 1872, with deep roots in France and Europe. Its participations are primarily in the industry, business services, healthcare, food & consumer as well as retail & distribution sectors.
PAI Partners operates worldwide with 8 offices in Europe and the US. Its focus is on organic and external growth with a long-term view. Its core beliefs are to invest with conviction; maintain discipline; attract and retain the best talents; and transform through (in)organic value creation.
Albéa is part of PAI’s Europe VI portfolio which comprises 17 companies and was launched in 2014.