Laurent Vacherot joined Essilor in 1991 as Senior Vice President, Business Analysis. He was President of Essilor Canada (1998-2005) and then of Essilor of America (2005-2007) before taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2007. After being appointed Chief Operating Officer of Essilor in 2010, he was made responsible for Information & Technology Department and Investor Relations, as well as for operations in Latin America. The Equipment and Instrument Divisions were added to his remit in 2011.
Laurent Vacherot is a graduate of the French engineering school “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris”.