Nationality: American and Canadian.
Professional address: 150 Stephenson Highway, Troy, Michigan 48083, United States.
Principal function: President of Valeo (*) North America.
End of current mandate: AGM 2021.
Other current directorships and positions:
Director of Detroit Thermal Systems, Valeo affiliated company (United States).
Director of Original Equipment Suppliers Association (United States).
Françoise Colpron is President of Valeo’s North American region, responsible for the activities of the group in the United States, Mexico and Canada since 2008. She joined Valeo in 1998 in the legal department and has had several roles; first as Legal Director for the Climate Control branch in Paris, and most recently as General Counsel for North and South America from 2005 to 2015. Before joining Valeo, Françoise Colpron began her career as a lawyer at Ogilvy Renault in Montreal, Canada (now part of the Norton Rose Group). Françoise Colpron earned a Civil Law degree in 1992 from the University of Montreal, Canada. She was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1993 and to the Michigan bar in 2003. In 2015, Françoise Colpron was recognised by Automotive News as one of the “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” and, in 2016, by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Michigan,” a list that includes leaders in business, academia, nonprofits and public policy. Françoise Colpron is knight of the Legion d’Honneur.
(*) Listed company.