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Denis Mercier is appointed Deputy General Manager of Fives

Press release - Paris, October 1st, 2018


On October 15, 2018, Denis Mercier will join Fives in the newly created Deputy General Manager position, following his career in the military. Directly reporting to Frédéric Sanchez, Chairman of the Executive Board, he will join the Group’s Executive Committee.

A role in steering Fives' transformation

Denis Mercier’s main duties will be supervising all Fives functional departments involved in Group transformation: Operational Performance, Human Resources, Communication, Innovation, Strategy and Marketing, International Development and IT.

Fives will benefit from Denis Mercier’s extensive experience in implementing transformation projects in complex environments, which he acquired throughout his career in the French Air Force and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Increasing responsibilities held in the French Air Force and NATO

Between 2012 and 2015, Denis Mercier was Chief of Staff of the French Air Force. Since 2015, he has been NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, a role which ended in September 2018. 

Born in 1959, Denis Mercier has received the awards of Grand Officier de la Légion d’honneur [Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor] and Officier de l’Ordre national du Mérite [Officer of the National Order of Merit].