Patrick Sayer’s biography

Independent Director, Chairman of the Strategy Committee, Member of the Governance, Appointment and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and of the Compensation Committee 

Portrait of Patrick Sayer, Valeo Board Member

Patrick Sayer is Chairman of Augusta, a family office that focuses on investing in three core sectors: new technologies, luxury goods and real estate.

He served as Chairman of the Management Board of Eurazeo, one of Europe’s leading listed investment companies, from 2002 to 2018. He became a member of Eurazeo’s Supervisory Board in 2018. After acquiring equity interests in Rhône Capital and Idinvest, Eurazeo directly and indirectly managed assets of almost €20 billion.

Previously, Patrick Sayer was a managing partner at Lazard Frères et Cie in Paris, which he joined in 1982, and a managing director of Lazard Frères & Co. in New York, where he was global head of media and technology. His private equity experience dates back to the creation of Fonds Partenaires, where he was active from 1989 to 1993. He is a director of Ipulse and the Paris Museum of Decorative Arts. He served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Europcar Mobility group until February 26, 2021 and a director of Tech Data Corporation in the United States until June 30, 2020. He is a former President (2006-2007) of the French Association of Investors for Growth (Association française des investisseurs pour la croissance) (AFIC), founder member of the legal think-tank Club des juristes and was a judge at the Paris Commercial Court (tribunal de commerce de Paris). He is a lecturer in finance (masters program) at Paris Dauphine university.

Patrick Sayer is a graduate of École polytechnique (1980) and Institut d’études politiques de Paris (1982). He is also a certified financial analyst, completing the course at the French Society of Financial Analysts training center, where he has also taught classes.

He is a French citizen and speaks French and English.