Jean-Jacques Charhon

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jean Jacques Charhon serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Laureate, a role he was appointed to upon joining the company in January 2018. 

Before joining Laureate, Mr. Charhon served as CFO and Executive Vice President at Purdue Pharma L.P from 2015 – 2018. He joined Purdue in 2015 from Cnova N.V, one of the largest global eCommerce companies, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for financial, procurement, and information technology functions. He also served as counsel to the chairman of the board of directors from January to June 2015. 

“The power of education is both transformational and inspirational. It doesn’t just create better leaders for today and tomorrow, it helps societies grow and prosper in a sustainable way.”

Prior to joining Cnova, Mr. Charhon worked for Hewlett Packard, where he joined as CFO of the PC division before becoming Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Enterprise Services, LLC in August 2012. 

He also worked for General Electric for eight years where he served as CFO of GE Healthcare for the Americas and at Novartis for four years, where he held various Global Financial Leadership roles of increasing responsibility. His last role at Novartis was Global Head of Business Planning, Analysis and Investor Relations. 

Mr. Charhon holds a French Baccalaureate in Math, Physics, and Chemistry from the French Lycée of Brussels, and a Commercial Engineering degree from the Solvay School of Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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