Olivier Macard

EY France Consumer Products & Retail Leader

M&A practitioner involved in large transformational deals. Strong international experience. Founder of Retail 2020. Chess player. Karate black belt 3rd Dan.

Olivier is responsible for developing the EY footprint in the Consumer Products & Retail industry in France. He is the Global Client Service Partner responsible for coordinating high-quality service to a global retailer. Olivier has completed a substantial number of large M&A deals in more than 30 countries, both sell-side and buy-side.

Olivier works closely with the national professional associations involved in the industry and is regularly quoted in the the retail press. Every month, he issues “Retail Matters” on LinkedIn, a newsletter dedicated to disruptive trends in the Retail industry. Olivier is also the founder of Retail 2020, a retail think tank bringing together several CEOs to identify and understand disruptive trends impacting the industry.

How Olivier is building a better working world

"I help kids from disadvantaged backgrounds access college. A graduate of Sciences-Po Paris myself, I am on their selection board interviewing candidates and making sure social origin bias plays no part in the process. I have supported this initiative since its inception in 2001 and have seen over 1300 students get the opportunity to study."