France-based Bureau Veritas, an expert in testing, inspection and certification, has appointed Hinda Gharbi as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Didier Michaud-Daniel. Hinda Gharbi joined Bureau Veritas as chief operating officer and member of the group executive committee on May 1, 2022.
She became deputy chief executive officer of Bureau Veritas on January 1, 2023.
Before Bureau Veritas Hinda Gharbi joined in 1996 the Schlumberger group, a global technology leader in the energy sector. During her 26 years with the Group, Hinda held a variety of general management positions in operations for Schlumberger’s core business activities at a global and regional level. She also assumed cross‐functional responsibilities including Human Resources, Technology Development and Health, Safety and Environment.
From 2017, she was a member of the executive committee of Schlumberger and from July 2020, she was executive vice president, services and equipment. In this role, she headed all oil services divisions and digital topics for the group.
Hinda Gharbi holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Électriciens de Grenoble, and a master of Science in signal processing from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble.
In addition to the new CEO, Bureau Veritas has appointed Laurent Mignon as chairman of the board of directors, whilst Pascal Lebard is appointed as lead independent director and vice-chairman of the board of directors.
Aldo Cardoso has resigned from his positions as chairman of the board and director of the company following 17 years on the board of directors. The board of directors of BV has unanimously resolved to appoint Laurent Mignon as chairman of the board.
Bureau Veritas mentions that Aldo Cardoso has played a key role in all Bureau Veritas’ major strategic moves. He joined the board of directors as a non-voting member in 2005 and became a director and chairman of the audit & risk committee in 2009, before being appointed chairman of the board of directors in 2017.
Aldo Cardoso commented: “The Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas would like to express its sincere thanks to Didier Michaud-Daniel for the tremendous work he has accomplished at the Group over more than 10 years, and the major role he has played in shaping Bureau Veritas’ success. Under his leadership, Bureau Veritas has grown from strength to strength, with sales up by more than 65% over the period, over 80,000 employees with renowned expertise, 400,000 clients worldwide, and extremely strong financial structure. Bureau Veritas has reinforced its international presence, particularly in Asia and North America, and has become a key player in corporate sustainability services. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to wish Hinda Gharbi every success in her new role.”