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Gerard Payen

CDI Global Member

Experience & Qualifications

Gerard has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry through a diversity of roles in several geographies. Starting in upstream R&D, he later directed industrial OEM partnerships and business programs for competition, niche and flagship vehicles worldwide. 

After serving as Chief Risk Officer of the Renault Group for several years, he started in 2021 an independent advisory activity, helping SMEs enhance their long-term corporate performance through tailor-made risk management approaches.

An engineering graduate from Ecole Centrale Paris, Gerard also holds a PhD in physics and is a certified Senior Business Continuity implementer. He is fluent in both French and English.

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