Appointed a Non-Executive Director of Johnson Matthey in July 2013

Odile Desforges
Odile Desforges

Appointed to board: July 2013


Odile's automotive industry experience began with the French Government's Transport Research Institute and developed with Renault SA and AB Volvo.

She has held senior positions in purchasing, product planning, development and engineering, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO) and most recently as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Quality at Renault.

She was appointed a Knight of the French Legion of Honour in 2009.

Other current appointments

Non-executive director of Safran SA, Dassault Systèmes, Imerys and Faurecia.

International experience

France, Japan, Sweden, UK

Sector experience

Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Manufacturing, Technology


Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee