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Sonepar Appoints Two Upper-Level Execs

The Sonepar Group made two recent executive announcements, both effective January 1, 2019.

Andros Neocleous

Andros Neocleous, current Sonepar Deputy CFO, was appointed Sonepar Group CFO, reporting to Philippe Delpech, Sonepar CEO. He succeeds Francois Poncet, who retires after 20 years of great service at Sonepar.

A citizen of both Cyprus and Canada, Neocleous graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) with a BBA in Accounting Economics and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada). He worked ten years at Price Waterhouse and then joined Hagemeyer NV. Following the Hagemeyer acquisition in 2008, he became CFO for Sonepar Northern Europe in 2009, then Group Vice President M&A and Finance. More recently he was appointed Sonepar Deputy CFO.

“Andros has a wide international background, a solid domain expertise and a deep knowledge of Sonepar business model which will allow him to ensure continuity after Francois Poncet’s 20 years leadership, and support Sonepar to leverage the Digital age opportunities,” said Delpech.

Matt Pothecary

Sonepar also announced the appointment of Matt Pothecary as Vice President Sonepar Group Communications and Sustainable Development as of January 1st, 2019. He will be reporting to Delpech.

Pothecary will succeed Vincent Roussin, who will become General Manager of Sonepar France Overseas Operations.

A native of England, Pothecary graduated from Loughborough University (UK) in economics and politics and holds a Bachelor’s degree in British civilization from Nancy University, France. Prior to joining Sonepar, Pothecary spent 20 years at Thales, where he held several communications positions before becoming Vice President of Communications in 2013.

“Thanks to his wide experience in a global, public listed company, Matt will further develop internal and external communications. In the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, he will build and leverage a global network of CSR leaders to secure Sonepar long-term Sustainable Development,” said Delpech.

 

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