France: New chairman for Korian

Jean-Pierre Duprieu has been appointed chairman of the board of Korian, Europe’s largest retirement home operator, after the resignation of Christian Chautard.

Duprieu was previously a member of the Air Liquide’s group executive committee, notably in charge of Europe and the healthcare division, as well as a member of Michelin’s supervisory board and a director of Groupe SEB.

At Korian, he has been an independent director since June 2016.

Chautard has been a member of Korian’s governance bodies since 2011, first as chairman of Korian’s supervisory board then as chairman since2012.

Under his leadership, Korian grew sixfold to become Europe’s leading care groups operating in 600 communities across six countries and offering a diverse array of medical and medical-social services including post-acute and rehabilitation care, long-term care nursing homecare, assisted living facilities and home care.

Although he has ceased to be a director of Korian, he will remain chairman of the Korian Foundation in Germany.