Independent Director, Member of the Governance, Appointment and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, of the Compensation Committee and of the Strategy Committee
Patrick Sayer is currently the Chairman of Augusta, a family investment company that concentrates its activities on investments in three sectors: New technologies, Luxury and Real Estate.
Patrick Sayer was Chairman of the Executive Board of Eurazeo, one of the leading European listed investment companies, from 2002 to 2018. He became a member of the Supervisory Board of the company in 2018. After the acquisition of stakes in Rhône Capital and Idinvest, the direct and indirect assets managed by Eurazeo amounted to nearly 20 billion euros.
Patrick Sayer was previously Managing Partner of Lazard Frères & Cie in Paris and then Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co in New York, where he was Global Head of Media and Technology. His experience in capital investment dates back to the creation of Partner Funds which he supported from 1989 to 1993. He is a director of Europcar, Ipulse and Tech Data in the United States. Former President of the Association française des investisseurs pour la croissance (AFIC), he is a director of the Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris, a founding member of the Club des Juristes and a consular judge at the Paris Commercial Court. He teaches finance at Paris-Dauphine University.
Patrick Sayer is a graduate of the École polytechnique and École des mines de Paris. He also graduated from the Centre de formation des analystes financiers, where he was one of its lecturers.