Legrand Legrand

I fully endorse this quote frome Steve Jobs
"The only way to do great work, is to love what you do" Gilles Schnepp
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer






Gilles Schnepp

Gilles Schnepp, born on 16 October 1958 in Lyon (France), is married to Ms. Blandine Favre-Gilly (barrister-at-law) and the proud father of 3 children: Paul, Adrien and Marie.

He is a French senior company executive, and has been Chairman and CEO of the Legrand Group since 17 March 2006.



Gilles Schnepp graduated in 1981 from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.

His career began in 1983 at Merrill Lynch France, where he successively held the positions of account executive (1983- 
86), vice-president (1986-89) and senior vice-president (1989).

He joined the Legrand Group in 1989 as Deputy CFO (1989-93) and was later appointed Company Secretary (1993-95), then CFO (1995-2000).

As Legrand's Chief Operating Officer (2000-03), he was appointed to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors in 2001.

In January 2004, he was appointed Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, before taking on the role of Chairman and CEO in 2006.


Representing Wendel, Gilles Schnepp has been a member of the Board of Saint-Gobain since June 2009.





  • . 2007 Awarded the title of Chevalier
    de la légion d’honneur.
  • . Member of the Board of  PROMOTELEC
  • . Tennis
  • . Antiques
  • . Home Decoration