Co-Chief Executive Officer of JCDecaux Group.
Jean-Charles Decaux joined the family firm in 1989 which was then operating in 11 countries. In 1991, he was named CEO of JCDecaux Spain and, in 1994, CEO responsible for developing business activities in Southern Europe, Latin America and Asia. When JCDecaux acquired Avenir in 1999 he became Chairman and CEO of Avenir, JCDecaux Airport and JCDecaux Artvertising.
In 2000, JCDecaux changed its legal status to Société Anonyme (SA) governed by a Supervisory Board and an Executive Board. Jean-Charles Decaux serves as co-Chairman, alternating with Jean-François Decaux.
In 2001, they managed the stock market listing of JCDecaux SA and played an active role in the consolidation of the out-of-home advertising industry to make JCDecaux the world’s number one in February 2011. In 2004, Jean-Charles was behind the launch of operations in China, before helping to launch “high-growth” countries.
In 2022, JCDecaux SA is registered as JCDecaux SE, a new legal status that reinforces the European dimension of the Group for all its stakeholders. As a sustainable media, JCDecaux, unveiled in that same year, its new strategic ESG roadmap for 2030 aiming at fostering more sustainable living spaces. In 2023, JCDecaux SE unveils its Climate Strategy aimed at achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2050. In July 2023, Jean-Charles Decaux was appointed SDG Champion to the UN Joint SDG Fund.
Jean-Charles Decaux is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurazeo, Member of the Executive Board and benefactor of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) for France since 2005, and Member of the Board of Directors of the French Association of Private Enterprises (AFEP).