Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière

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French entrepreneur Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière is CEO of Financière Marc de Lacharrière (FIMALAC), which he founded in 1991. He is also a board member of Casino, L'Oréal and Renault since 2000, and a member of the Consultative Council of the Banque de France since 1997. Dedicated to art, Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière has demonstrated his desire to associate and contribute through his company FIMALAC to the cultural life of France. Elected to the Académie des Beaux Arts in 2006, he is the President of the Revue des Deux Mondes and the Fondation Culture et Diversité, which aims at mobilizing culture and the arts for social cohesion and fairness in favor of disadvantaged youth. A promoter of French cultural heritage preservation and outreach, he is one of the main sponsors of the Musée du Louvre. In 2009, he was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.