Christophe de Valroger began his career with Tenneco Automotive, a leading automotive spare parts manufacturer, where he stayed for over eight years in various sales and marketing roles.
In 2000, Christophe accepted a role with Hertz Europe, where after two years he was promoted into an executive role as Head of Fleet, Maintenance & Car Sales Operations in France. In his next role as Vice President of Fleet, Maintenance & Car Sales Operations, Christophe served on the Hertz International Executive Committee and took on strategic leadership, general management, and product and licencing responsibilities for areas including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle-East.
Moving back to France in 2013, Christophe served as Global Head of Mid-Term Rentals for the ARVAL leasing company. In January 2015, his strategy, business management and leadership skills, combined with his extensive experience in the automotive industry, led to his appointment as Vice President of Original Equipment at Bridgestone.
In this role, Christophe led the Bridgestone EMEA Original Equipment team, with global responsibility for Europe-based Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). His responsibilities included supplying all major vehicle manufacturers in Europe, while working closely with OEMs and new cutting-edge technologies to develop solutions for the challenging and complex requirements of the automobile industry. Under Christophe’s leadership, Bridgestone EMEA’s number of fitments increased by 30 per cent across over 40 different models and 15 manufacturers.
In 2018, Christophe became Vice President of Strategy, Products and Solutions for Bridgestone EMEA, a role that sees him look after strategic planning and business intelligence for the region. He is also in charge of the group’s product portfolio across all product lines. And finally, Christophe leads Bridgestone EMEA’s solutions strategy, including all new digital business models, business innovation and strategic partnerships.
Christophe graduated with honours for both his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Computer Science (ESSCA Angers) and his master’s degree in International Trade (Grenoble Graduate School of Business). More recently, he completed a Finance Executive programme at INSEAD.
Christophe is married to Veronique and has three children. He is fluent in French, English and is passionate about history, travel and global politics.