Born on 19th September 1964, Jacques Stern is a graduate from the School of Management École supérieure de commerce de Lille. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
In 1988, Jacques Stern started his career as an External Auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and later integrated the Accor Group in 1992, where he held many different financial positions, working as a Consolidation Officer. He served as the Group Financial Planning Officer from 1996 and as Group Controller of Accor SA in 2000. In 2002, he was promoted to the position of Executive Deputy Chief Financial Officer and to CFO a year later. In 2004, Jacques Stern was appointed Director of high-end Club Méditerranée and became Member of the Supervisory Board since 25th October of that same year.
His career escalated when he became an Executive Officer of Corporate Finance, a Member of the Management Board on 8th March 2005 and Director of Ingenico SA since April 2005. Jacques Stern cumulated the following positions from 2006 onwards: Chairman of Ingenico SA (27th June 2007 – January 2010), Member of the Supervisory Board of NewGen Hotels AG (until 15th November 2007), and of Lucien Barrière SAS, Executive Vice-President of Strategy Hotel Development, Purchasing & Information Systems of the Accor Group as well as a Member of the Executive Committee (2008).
From 12th March 2009 to 29th June 2010, Jacques Stern served as Deputy Managing Director in charge of Accor Services and Finance followed by the post of Chairman of the Board and CEO of Edenred SA, the World Leader in prepaid corporate services.
He also worked as an Administrator of The Société Des Hotels et Casino De Deauville SA