Marie-Claire Daveu was appointed Kering’s chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs in 2012 and is a member of the company’s executive committee. She is responsible for the continued development of Kering’s sustainability strategy and the direction of the Group’s institutional affairs. 

She joined the company from the public sector where she served as chief of staff to French politician Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, within the Ministry of Ecology and other areas, from 2007 to 2012. Prior to this, Daveu was senior director of sustainable development at Sanofi-Aventis Group in 2005. She was previously technical adviser to the cabinet of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and chief of staff to Minister of Ecology and Sustainability Serge Lepeltier.

Daveu is a graduate of the National School of Rural Water and Forestry Engineering at the French National Institute of Agronomy Paris-Grignon. She also earned a diploma of specialised higher studies in public administration from Paris-Dauphine University.