Orpea: Laurent Guillot

Europe’s largest for-profit care home operator Orpea has appointed Laurent Guillot as its new chief executive, effective 1 July.

Guillot comes from manufacturing company, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, where he has been chief executive of high-performance solutions. He will be responsible for developing and implementing the improvement and transformation plan to build the “new Orpea”.

In February 2022, Orpea dismissed its former chief executive Yves Le Masne amid claims of resident mistreatment made in a book, and appointed current non-executive chairman, Philippe Charrier, as its chief executive officer,

Guillot will act as advisor to Charrier until he takes up his position.

Charrier said: “The appointment of Laurent Guillot as chief executive will enable the group to begin a new stage and launch the in-depth transformation process that will lay the foundations for the New Orpea. This will allow it to respond better than ever to the current and future challenges in supporting elderly and long-term care.

“Orpea has done its utmost—in full transparency—to shed light on the allegations brought against it and to put in place the corrective measures that are required as quickly as possible.”

Orpea has a €2.1 billion market cap.

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