Executive Committee – Xavier Bertrand


CEO Positive Planet

Xavier Bertrand, CEO of Positive Planet since September 2014, has worked for over 20 years in public and private organizations, in France and India.

Xavier started his career in international companies such as Spie Batignolles, Schneider, and Veolia in France. He moved to India in 1996 where he worked for 7 years at the French Trade Commision in Mumbai. He was Managing Director of Chanel India from 2005 to 2011 and served as Vice President of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He then was a partner of G2i Ventures and Senior Advisor to Newbridge, a transition management firm, before setting up Nayanam in France after he relocated to France early 2012 after 15 years in India.

Since 1990s', Xavier has been involved in social activities, non-profit and social businesses and prior to his current position, he had been a Managing Trustee of Planet Finance in India.
Xavier holds a MBA in General Management from ESSEC Business School, with an exchange program at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He's also a graduate from EHESS in Paris, and studios at HEC Executive Coaching School in 2014.

Our particular expertise can be found in project management at the crossroads where Iinternational development aid, large or smaller companies, or those set up as “social businesses” and field community organizations come together.

We strongly represent this new kind of altruistic organization, destined to accompany more inclusive economic models by taking account of the human and the long-term dimensions. Our ambition is both far-reaching (contribute to create a better world for future generations) and modest: to successfully carry out each undertaking in the field, to measure its results and impact, often through our collaborations, in order to embody this new emerging world.”