In 1977, Jean-Luc Decornoy joined KPMG in France, rising to the position of Manager in 1984 and then Partner four years later. He was appointed member of the managing board in 1993 before becoming Chairman and CEO, KPMG France 29 april 2001. Jean-Luc is a member of the Global and EMA boards of KPMG International as well as of the KPMG Global Executive Team.
During his career Jean-Luc’s professional activities covered a variety of fields of expertise, notably audit and advisory engagements for Paris-listed French companies particularly in the wholesale distribution and retail sectors. His client base boasts or boasted global companies of the stature of Carrefour, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), Etam, Cap Gemini, Air France, DCNS and EDF. He is also the honorary President of the Financial Markets Commission (Département des Marchés Financiers) of the French National Statutory Auditors Institute (CNCC) which he has been President and Vice-President of for four years.
He was a professor for ten years at École Centrale Paris and ESSEC Business School where he taught finance.
Jean-Luc graduated from ESSEC Business School and was President of its Alumni Association until 1st January 2008.