Guillaume Pepy, future president of Orpea

Guillaume Pepy (to the left)former CEO of SNCF, will succeed Philippe Charrier as non-executive chairman of the group, after validation of his candidacy at the general meeting on July 28. François BOUCHON / Sébastien SORIANO

INFO THE FIGARO – His predecessor, Philippe Charrier, draws lessons from the crisis of the giant Ehpad.

An SNCF star to put Orpea back on track. In the turmoil, the European leader of nursing homes will deeply renew its board of directors. Philippe Charrier, its chairman since 2017, announces to the Figaro his replacement by Guillaume Pepy, CEO of SNCF from February 2008 to October 2019.I asked myself a lot the question of staying until the end of my mandate, in 2023, or leavinghe explains. The refoundation of the group will last more than a year. It didn’t seem relevant to me to stay ten months and leave in the middle of this transformation. I have fulfilled my mission and done my duty. You have to have the wisdom to agree to leave.At the July 28 general meeting, Orpea shareholders are expected to elect five new directors, four of whom are independent. Two other independents will join the board later. The shareholders banged their fists on the table. The first of them, the Canadian pension fund CPPIB (14.5%) proposed…

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