Claude Lopez, Our Partner
20 years of expérience as a manager
Claude has a solid background as an executive, mainly in consumer goods companies with high marketing and commercial value. He has been involved in a wide variety of situations, from turnarounds to growth management, fund raising and the integration of acquisitions, in very different environments: large groups, SMEs, under LBO, family ETIs.
He has a strong experience in the management of global companies and intercultural management.
After a career in marketing and sales management positions in the food industry, Claude was Category World Director at RECKITT BENCKISER, then Managing Director of the Belgian subsidiary.
He then joined the SCOTTS MIRACLE GRO, leader in gardening products, as General Manager for France, then was CEO International, and finally EVP for the USA.
More recently, Claude took over and then sold a French SME in an LBO in the private education sector.
He is also a director of the EXEL INDUSTRIES group (Euronext Paris) and Business Angel.
Claude is a graduate of HEC and holds a Master’s degree in Business Law and completed a cycle in strategy at HARVARD EXECUTIVE EDUCATION. He has been riding show jumping in competition for 25 years.
“During my life as a manager, I have often had to train myself alone to constantly deal with a wide variety of situations, during which I often had the impression of being alone and carrying too much weight on my shoulders. On the other hand, in my practice of sport in competition, I have always been coached, it was an obvious way to progress. I joined Visconti Partners to help solve this paradox and to use my experience to create value for managers and their companies. I have found the keys to challenge them positively and benevolently in a world where nothing can be taken for granted and where companies have to constantly reinvent themselves”.
- Albarelle (Group of private schools higher education)
CEO for 5 years.
- Scotts Miracle Gro (the world's leading manufacturer of garden care products)
President World Sales, International CEO for 10 years.
- Reckitt Benckiser
General Director Belgium, Global Category, Director for 9 years.