François-Melchior de Polignac

Executive Director Merchandise, Supply and Formats


François-Melchior de Polignac is a graduate of France’s HEC business school and of the University of Cambridge.

Following two years with L'Oreal in Italy and three years with the Boston Consulting Group, he joined Carrefour in 2000. Initially, he worked for the M&A/Strategy/Projects departments and had operational roles in both hypermarkets and supermarkets. He then took on a number of overseas roles – in Poland first of all, followed by two years heading up Carrefour Romania and four years as General Manager for Carrefour Belgium.

Having returned to France in 2017 to implement the Transformation plan, in October 2018 he was appointed Group Executive Director for Merchandise, Flows and Formats.

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