Denis Musson

Former Senior Vice-President, Group General Counsel & CSR and Company Secretary of Imerys

Denis Musson is a Senior Advisor at Sagard Holdings.

Denis was Senior VP, Group General Counsel & CSR and Company Secretary of the French SBF 120 listed company Imerys, jointly controlled by the Desmarais/Frère families. During 20 years, he contributed in his area of responsibility to the external growth, geographic expansion and organization of Imerys. Growing revenues from €1 to 4,6 billion, Imerys has become the world leader in industrial minerals processing. He continues to assist Imerys as Special Advisor to its Board. Prior to joining Imerys, he had spent 12 years as Corporate & Securities international lawyer at the French international aluminium group Pechiney.

He provides strategic assistance to legaltechs like Softlaw (France) and promotes digital solutions for the legal industry. He is also advising companies on Governance, M&A and management of complex legal matters, and alternative dispute resolutions.

He has been serving on the board and advisory committees of various companies, joint ventures and organizations across the world. He is engaged in non-profit activities for the legal industry, including as President (2013-2016) and director of the French association of General Counsels (Montesquieu Circle) and of “Paris, City of Law”.

He holds a Master in Business and Tax laws from the University Paris 2 (France) and a LLM from the University of Pennsylvania (United States).