Patrice de Talhouët is Chief Financial Officer of Coty, Inc. and a member of the Executive Committee. He oversees strategic leadership for all corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, new business development, planning and budgeting, treasury and tax management. He is also responsible for information systems and real estate
With more than 25 years of experience in senior finance positions, Patrice has a proven, successful track record in leading large financial operations within global corporations.
Patrice began his career at Société Générale and later joined Alcatel-Lucent, where he held a series of positions over 12 years with increasing responsibility, resulting in deep financial expertise and co-piloting skills.
He spent 7 years at Mars, Inc. in a variety of senior leadership positions, including Chief Financial Officer Europe for Mars Chocolate and Corporate Finance Officer Americas for Mars, Inc. As a member of the finance executive committee for Mars, Inc., Patrice oversaw governance and compliance in the Americas and successfully led a multiple year program to transform the company’s global finance function, while acting as the Dean of the Mars University for Finance.
Patrice served on the Board of Directors at Devoteam, a publicly listed French IT services company, first in the Remuneration Committee from 2002-2010, and then in the Audit Committee from May 2010 to June 2016.
Patrice holds a Masters in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Law from DECF in Paris and a Bachelors in Economics from Paris X Nanterre University. He has lived in Luxembourg, Paris, Brussels and New York throughout his career and now resides in London.