Virginie Mercier Pitre is VP Key Account EssilorLuxottica EMEA Wholesale. She is also President of Valoptec Association.
She began her career at Essilor International in 1989 where she held various marketing positions, including that of product manager for various Essilor brands (Varilux, Crizal, etc.). In 2000, she took on the Marketing Department of Novisia, the distributor of Nikon brand in EMEA managing the Nikon brand in EMEA. In 2006, she pursued a commercial career at BBGR, a subsidiary of the group, then took on the Key Accounts Department of Essilor in Europe in 2012 as well as the coordination of Global Accounts in 2016. From 2018, Virginie Mercier Pitre has contributed to numerous commercial synergy projects for the integration of EssilorLuxottica. In 2020, she was appointed VP Commercial of Essilor in Europe, which led her to set up Commercial Excellence projects (customer satisfaction, revenue management and sales effectiveness). In 2022 she was appointed VP Key Account EssilorLuxottica EMEA Wholesale.
By virtue of her functions, she has a good understanding of the value chain, the challenges and opportunities of the market as well as a great knowledge of the main key customers of the Group.
She is member of the CSR Committee of EssilorLuxottica.
Virginie Mercier Pitre brings to the Board of Directors the benefit of her extensive knowledge of the Group. Her presence at the Board of Directors is a strong signal of the importance EssilorLuxottica attaches to employee shareholding.