Before joining the Paris office in 2013, Gilles Debry was Vice-President of Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Managing Director of the French operations of the Mitsubishi Electric Group. He was running the P&L of a 300 M€ business with five business units while he was also responsible for the strategic development of the 2.5 Bn€ European operations. Prior to that he had spent six years with Valeo as Marketing and Sales Director for the aftermarket business supervising the operations of 11 subsidiaries with 400 sales people.

Gilles has also a considerable experience in management consulting, having spent six years with Booz Allen & Hamilton in various locations including Paris, New York, Chicago and Cleveland, as well as three years with OC&C Strategy Consulting Ltd. In the Paris and London offices. He started his career as a sales engineer for General Electric in the CAD/CAM business in France and Belgium.

Gilles Debry is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris (1979) and holds an MBA from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988).