No. 7: Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette (Sonepar)

2018 was a record year financially for Sonepar, with turnover reaching $24.5bn. In recent years the group has comforted its position as the world’s leading supplier of electrical products for the B-to-B market.

2018 was a record year financially for Sonepar, with turnover reaching $24.5bn. In recent years the group has comforted its position as the world’s leading supplier of electrical products for the B-to-B market.


Year took up current function: 2002

 

Sector: Distribution

 

Turnover in 2018: $24.5bn

 

Growth: 37.4% since 2013

 

 

The rapid growth of the company has been aided by the unwavering support of shareholders. At the head of the French non-listed family-run business, Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette has earned a reputation as a level-headed individual, who last year received the prix du financier from her country’s finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, coinciding with the company celebrating fifty years in business. And with Coisne-Roquette steering the ship, the next fifty are bound to get off to a successful start.       

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