Philippe Guyot

„Strategic growth through M&A / Post-Merger-Integration
and efficiency improvement – that is my focus.

In particular, the human factors and corporate cultures are
decisive factors for the success of an acquisition or a merger.
The loss of high performing employees or their demotivation
can quickly lead to the failure of the entire M&A project.
Well-planned management, organizational and integration
structures, which best retains and motivates employees, are
key to the success and must be considered from early on.“


After graduating from a French business school, Philippe Guyot started his professional career in the finance and controlling department of a German-French steel company. During the next 12 years, Philippe Guyot led several cost optimization projects and was ultimately appointed Managing Director of a subsidiary – a supplier to the automotive industry. In 1996, Philippe Guyot moved to a leading carmaker in North-Germany, where he led the car rental subsidiary as CEO for 14 years. In this position, he was also responsible for the sale of the subsidiary to a private equity fund. Hereafter, he was appointed Managing Director of one of the largest German catering companies.

In addition, over a period of more than 10 years, Philippe Guyot, has been a member of the supervisory board of the leading hotel group in Germany and for six years the chairman of the board of directors of a health insurance company. With his substantial experience in managing and supervising companies in various industries, he is an expert in turn-around situations and post-merger integration.

Previous companies

Apetito catering
Accor Hôtellerie

BA, ISC (France). EMP, INSEAD (France)

Languages: French, German and English