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André Mulliez: "To create employment, create employers"

Réseau Entreprendre is the creation of one man, André Mulliez.
At the time, André Mulliez was CEO of the Phildar Group. In 1985 the yarn market was in decline and 600 people had been laid off. This was when André Mulliez, along with some of his family members, adopted the underlying principle that: "to create employment, you must create employers".

Learn about the history of Reseau Entreprendre with Andre Mulliez, Founding Chairman of Reseau Entreprendre.

Past chairmen of our network

The first association, "Nord Entreprendre", was established in Roubaix in 1986. This concept was subsequently taken up in the Rhône-Alpes region in 1992 and followed by the creation of a significant number of local associations thereafter.

In 2009, Christian Carassou-Maillan and Pascal Erpicum, with the support of André Mulliez, decided to federate the movement and provide a solution for entrepreneurs wishing to develop their network in their own countries. What started out as local, has since become a national and international movement.

At the last Réseau Entreprendre International General Assembly held on 24 April, the Board elected Rémy Mulliez as its new Chairman. He follows on from Christian Carrassou-Maillan who has chaired the Board since the creation of Réseau Entreprendre International in 2009. 


Current Chairman of Réseau Entreprendre International
Rémy Mulliez

Rémy Mulliez has been a member of Réseau Entreprendre International Executive Bureau since 2011. Having initially qualified as an engineer, Rémy Mulliez has been an active contributor to the entrepreneurial world since 2007, notably as the head of a seed capital investment company, as well as the associate director of "La Boite à Gâteaux", a company making pastries and providing cooking classes for adults and children.
"Being there to help others, facilitating a project by providing constructive input, continuously striving for efficiency, sharing my beliefs and my values, that's what drives me" declared Rémy Mulliez. 


Since April 2015, Reseau Entreprendre (France) has been chaired by Gérard Leseur, former Chairman of Réseau Entreprendre PACA.
He follows on David Pouyanne.

 Gérard Leseur
Current Chairman

David Pouyanne 
Chairman 2011-2015

Patrick Dargent
Chairman 2005-2010

Laurent Degroote
Chairman 2001-2005

André Mulliez
Founding Chairman