Groupe Beneteau recently announced the appointment of Paul Blanc as general manager of the Jeanneau brand. Under his new role, Blanc will report to Gianguido Girotti, Deputy CEO in charge of Product and Brand Strategy.
Blanc currently serves as the Asia Pacific sales director for the Jeanneau and Prestige brands and managing director of the Groupe Beneteau Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong. He will officially take the helm as general manager of Jeanneau in April 2020.
Blanc graduated from French business school ESSCA, and moved to China in 2001 to study mandarin. After a career start in Beijing in the automotive sector, he decided to combine his passion for boating with his job and joined the Jeanneau and Prestige teams in 2010 as sales director for Asia Pacific. Initially based in Shanghai, he established in 2011 the Jeanneau Prestige regional office in Hong Kong and in 2018 was appointed managing director of Groupe Beneteau Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong where all brand teams are gathered.