Marly, France – 14 March, 2012 – Lyreco Group, European leader in the distribution of workplace supplies solutions for businesses, yesterday announced that Steve Law has been appointed the company’s CEO. Mr Law has served as acting CEO since the departure of Philippe Martinez in August 2011.
Following the announcement made by Lyreco’s board of directors, the company’s Chairman Georges Gaspard commented: “After Philipe Martinez’s departure in August last year, I had asked Steve to take the position of acting CEO […] I have followed his activities closely over the last six months and was impressed by what I observed. Steve has all the skills and qualities necessary to lead and develop an international group of this scale. Put simply, he embodies Lyreco’s new vision.”
Mr. Law has worked for 20 years at the heart of Lyreco Group, previously occupying the roles of Managing Director of Lyreco WISE (UK & Ireland), as well as Zone Managing Director of its Canadian and European operations. He has therefore acquired extensive experience within the company, and exceptional leadership skills.
His mission will be to put Lyreco’s new vision into practice long term, to strengthen the group’s international influence and to ensure that product development matches market trends.
Stephen Law's biography
Chief Executive Officer
Born in April 1961 in Epworth (Great Britain), Stephen Law is British (Belgian resident).
His professional career began in 1983 when he joined Gillette UK (Stationery Products Division), to the position of Sales Representative.
Here is Stephen Law's employment history:
Lyreco 1988 to present
CEO (Group) 2012
Managing Director Europe & Canada (Group) 2006 to 2012
Managing Director UK & Ireland (WISE) 1998 to 2005
Marketing Director UK 1994 to 1998
Marketing Manager UK 1988 to 1994
Gillette UK (Stationery Products Division) 1983 to 1988
Sales Promotions and Planning Manager (Northern Europe)
Sales Promotions Manager
EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS: 1979 to 1983
BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies - De Montford University, Leics.