Yvon Gattaz in 2013
17 June 1925|
Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère, France
|Alma mater||École Centrale Paris|
Yvon Gattaz (born 17 June 1925 in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France) is a French businessman. He is the co-founder of Radiall, an electronics manufacturer. He was President of the Conseil national du patronat français, the main pro-business organization in France, from 1981 to 1986. He has authored many books about free enterprise.
Gattaz graduated from the École Centrale Paris.
Gattaz worked as an engineer for Aciéries du Nord (later Usinor-Denain) from 1948 to 1950. He worked for Citroën from 1950 to 1954.
Gattaz co-founded Radiall, an electronics manufacturer, with his brother Lucien in 1952. He served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1952 to 1993. He has served as the Chairman of its Supervisory Board since 1994.
Gattaz served on the Board of Directors of Moulinex from 1988 to 1993.
Gattaz served on the Board of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique from 1979 to 1981. He served as the President of the Conseil national du patronat français, the main pro-business organization in France, from 1981 to 1986.
Gattaz was inducted into the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques on 29 May 1989. He served as its President in 1999. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fondation Fourmentin-Guilbert.
Gattaz has authored many books about free enterprise.
Gattaz has a son, Pierre Gattaz, who serves as the Chairman of Radiall and President of the MEDEF.
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- La Seconde Vie : faire de sa retraite un succès (Paris: Bourin Éditeur, 2010).
- Les ETI, entreprises de taille intermédiaire (Paris: Bourin Éditeur, 2010).
- L'Entreprise et les jeunes (Paris: Bourin Editeur, 2011).
- Création d'entreprise: la double révolution (Paris: Eyrolles Éditeur, 2014).
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