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Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 - Press conference
Tuesday, september 11, 2018
Panoramic restaurant - Espace Riviera in Cannes, France
On the opening day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, Groupe Beneteau will hold its press conference in presence of Hervé Gastinel, Group CEO and brand leaders.
Groupe Beneteau and its brands will present its ambitions and unveil the new models of the upcoming season.
The press conference will be held in French, with simultaneous translation provided in English.
Panoramic Restaurant / Palais des Festivals - Espace Riviera - 1st floor
Entrance by the Gare Maritime, access restricted to accredited journalists and exhibitors
Member of Management Board
Jean-Paul Chapeleau is adviser to the CEO and Chairman of the French Federation of Nautical Industries. Previously he was Deputy CEO in charge of industrial operations and development. He was part of[...]Read more
Deputy CEO - Brand & Product Strategy, Boat Division
Gianguido Girotti is Groupe Beneteau's Deputy CEO and Chief Executive Officer of its Boat division. Previously, he was Deputy CEO in charge of brand & product strategy for the Group's Boat division.[...]Read more
Deputy CEO, Lagoon and CNB yacht builders
Yann Masselot is BENETEAU Brand Director since October 2020. He joined the Beneteau shipyard in 1992 and worked successively in sales for the recreational business and then professional boats in the UK[...]Read more
About Groupe Beneteau
Leading global player, Groupe Beneteau, thanks to its Boat division’s 10 brands, offers nearly 150 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Through its Boating Solutions division, Groupe Beneteau is also present in the boat club, charter, marina, digital and financing sectors.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group’s Housing division (IRM, O'HARA, COCO Sweet) offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and practicality.
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the Group employs 7,600 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy, Portugal and China.
Boat brands: BENETEAU, JEANNEAU, LAGOON, PRESTIGE, DELPHIA, EXCESS, FOUR WINNS, WELLCRAFT, SCARAB and GLASTRON.
Jean-Paul Chapeleau is adviser to the CEO and Chairman of the French Federation of Nautical Industries.
Previously he was Deputy CEO in charge of industrial operations and development. He was part of the Group's Management Board from 2014 to 2022.
Since 2009 and until March 2020, he was the General Manager of Jeanneau and Prestige. He passed the helm to Paul Blanc in April 2020.
A business school graduate, Jean-Paul Chapeleau joined Jeanneau in 1980. After a first five-year assignment in sales management, he was Director of Logistics for Jeanneau until 1995. He then served as Aftersales and Customer Service Director for 10 years. From 1992 to 1999, Jean-Paul Chapeleau was instrumental in the development of Jeanneau's production in Poland. From 2006 to 2009, he was in charge of Jeanneau's marketing, before later heading up its business development.
Deputy CEO - Industrial studies, Purchasing, Product Development, Boat Division
English, Italiano, Français
Gianguido Girotti is Groupe Beneteau's Deputy CEO and Chief Executive Officer of its Boat division.
Previously, he was Deputy CEO in charge of brand & product strategy for the Group's Boat division. From 2017 to 2019, he was General Manager of the BENETEAU brand.
A naval architecture graduate from the University of Southampton (UK), Gianguido Girotti joined the Beneteau brand as Marketing Director for sailboats in May 2015, after first working with naval architect German Frers and then Cantiere del Pardo (Grand Soleil and Dufour). He was appointed Marketing Director for both sail and powerboats for the Beneteau brand in April 2017.
Yann Masselot is BENETEAU Brand Director since October 2020.
He joined the Beneteau shipyard in 1992 and worked successively in sales for the recreational business and then professional boats in the UK and France. In 2000, he took over Lagoon’s commercial activity and replaced Bruno Belmont, naval architect and multihull boat specialist. In a few years, the launch of innovative products and the rapid development of Lagoon’s distribution network enabled the brand to become a world leader for cruiser catamarans since 2003.
He was Chief Executive Officer of Construction Navale Bordeaux from September 2018 to October 2020. He was in charge of the Lagoon and CNB Yacht Builders brands, as well as the new brand Excess.
Yann Masselot is a graduate of the European Institute of Business in Paris and holds an MBA from Audencia Business School in Nantes.