06-24-2013

The President Hollande spotlights Pierre Fabre group's partnership with Shiseido

At the invitation of Prime Minister Mr. Shizo Abe, François Hollande made a State visit to Japan from 6 to 8 June, during which the French President spotlighted Pierre Fabre group and praised its historical partnership with Shiseido.

As both France and Japan are giving the same priority to growth and industry, the economic scope of this visit was particularly important. To illustrate the strong economic bonds between the two countries, the President of the Republic wanted to highlight companies in both countries which have committed themselves to commercial, industrial and technological partnerships, during a lunch on 8 June in Tokyo. The event was attended by several ministers, including Laurent Fabius, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Arnaud Montebourg, Minister for Productive Recovery, but also by company leaders including Louis Schweitzer, former CEO of the Renault group, and Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan group. The importance of long-term work and the mutual understanding of cultural differences were mentioned as fundamental elements for a successful partnership in Japan.

 In particular, the President of the Republic spotlighted Pierre Fabre group, praising its historical partnership with Shiseido. François Hollande spoke with Tatsuomi Takamori, Executive Director of the Shiseido group, and Laurent Martin, director of Pierre Fabre Japan.

Thanks to a 50/50 joint venture created in 1985, the Avène brand has become the international dermo-cosmetic leader on the Japanese market, which is one of the world’s largest cosmetic markets for sensitive skins.