Matthieu Malige was born in Paris, France, on the 25th of April 1974. He is currently the CFO of the Carrefour Group,a French multinational corporation specialized in retail.
Before taking his current position in October 2017, he was the CFO of the Fnac Darty Group.
After graduating from French engineering school Ecole des Travaux publics, Matthieu Malige went on to study civil engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he obtained a Master in Science. He then returned to France and studied finance at HEC, graduating from the school in 1999.
Matthieu Malige started his professional career in 1999 at investment bank Lazard Frères. He went on to become deputy director for financial affairs before leaving the bank in 2003.
Entering the Carrefour Group for the first time in 2003, he became director for corporate development, in charge of merger and acquisitions, in 2005. In 2007, he became the CFO of Carrefour Belgium. In 2009, he was appointed as CFO for Carrefour France, a position he held for two years before joining Fnac, a large French retail chain selling cultural and electronic products, in 2011.
As Fnac’s CFO, Matthieu Malige oversaw the company’s introduction to the French stock market in 2013. He then supervised the purchase of Darty, which operates in the same sector as Fnac, to form the Fnac Darty Group in 2016. He acted as the Fnac Darty Group’s CFO from its creation to september 2017.
In October 2017, Matthieu Malige returned to the Carrefour Group, after six years away from the company, after being appointed by Carrefour’s CEO, Alexandre Bompard, as the group’s CFO, his current position. Matthieu Malige is closely associated with the group’s strategic thinking and development process, as per the press release published by Carrefour to announce his appointment.