2018: Jean-Yves Sebaoun is a new entry to the Top 100, having been named as Managing Director of France-based B2B reseller Fiducial Office Solutions and succeeding Laurent Bertrand in that position.
By way of explaining the change in leadership, Fiducial Group said the office supplies market was undergoing profound changes and that its Fiducial Office Solutions subsidiary needed to implement a new and ambitious development strategy.
Sebaoun is certainly an experienced and seasoned OP executive. He joined Spicers France in 1997 as COO before becoming its Managing Director in 2001. After a period as interim CEO of Spicers Europe when DS Smith said it would sell the wholesaler, Sebaoun became CEO of ADVEO France, a position he occupied for several years until his departure in early 2017.
Last year, Fiducial Office Solutions had sales of around €180 million ($225 million). The majority of its business is derived from the French market, but it also has operations in Belgium and Luxembourg. Sebaoun is now tasked with helping the company achieve its growth and profitability objectives.