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Serge Weinberg
Born (1951-02-10) 10 February 1951 (age 70)
EducationSciences Po, ÉNA

Serge Weinberg (born 10 February 1951) is a French businessman, and the founder and chairman of Weinberg Capital Partners, an investment firm.[1]

Early life and education

Weinberg trained as a civil servant, after graduating with a bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Paris and from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He studied at the École nationale d'administration, the French School for Civil Service.


Weinberg started his career as a civil servant in the French administration (1976–81), before becoming « Chef de cabinet » (private principal secretary) to the Budget Minister (Laurent Fabius, 1981–82). Then, he held several management positions at FR3 and Havas.

In 1990, after three years as General Manager with investment bank Pallas Groupe, he joined the Pinault Group as CEO of CFAO. Next, he was appointed CEO of Rexel (1991–95). From 1995 to 2005, he was chairman of themanagement board of PPR, the largest non-food retailer in Europe and the third largest multi-brand luxury goods company in the world.

He is the chairman of Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm, known for its prescription products such as Lantus insulin.[2][3] [4]

Other activities

Corporate boards

Non-profit organizations

At least between 1998 and 2008 Weinberg was a member of the Trilateral Commission.


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  5. ^ Steering Group Club of Three.
  6. ^ Board of Directors Paris Europlace.
  7. ^ Board of Directors Sanofi Espoir Foundation.