Thursday 20 June 2019

Gouvernance

Philippe Bresson

Founder of the Bricostore Group in Central Europe representing Bee Family Office

Philippe Bresson, graduated from Sup de Co, then HEC (Cycle CPA). He started his career as a salesman at Bongrain, then at Dock de France. In 1997, he joined Bricostore: DIY store or DIY store. With his father, who wanted to develop the company’s international retail branch, they opened the first Hungarian Bricostore in 1998, followed by a store in Bucharest in 2002 and in Croatia in 2004. In 2008, this group generated €400 million in turnover in these 3 countries with 2,500 employees, before the crisis forced the holding company to make a strategic shift and sell its Romanian subsidiary to Kingfisher. Today, Philippe Bresson is therefore, with his team, at the head of a family holding company, Bee Family Office, which has two activities: (i) a real estate activity with the management of a portfolio of 11 stores and (ii) the redeployment of cash to new activities (as such, and to date, the group has invested in Nextstage-type funds, but also in a technology start-up, Oledcomm.