“We are especially happy to welcome Xavier Hürstel on board. His proven track record in the field of
organisational transformation and his insight into the challenges of digital technology are an undeniable asset
to the Group’s strategic plan,” said Vincent Paris, Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Steria.
Xavier Hürstel, aged 48, has previously served as Chairman and CEO of PMU since 2014. A graduate of the
Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and Paris-Dauphine University, he is also an alumnus of the École Nationale
d’Administration. He began his career at the French Economy and Finance Ministry, then served at the
Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels. He next served as an adviser to the
French Finance Minister and Budget Minister, then as an adviser in the French Prime Minister’s cabinet, before
joining PMU in 2008 as a director and Deputy CEO.