Didier Crespel

Independant Director

Nomination and Compensation Committee member


Didier Crespel has over 30 years experience as a senior financial manager and entrepreneur. He is the President of Crespel & Associates, a consulting firm he founded in 2013 that specializes in business strategy and equity investment. He is also the majority shareholder and President of Mecamen, an industrial group.

Mr. Crespel is the former General Manager of Shapers (2000-2012) – an international subsidiary of the Arkk Group that is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Thanks to his proven reporting expertise, Didier contributed to Arkk Group’s compliance project by implementing J-SOX rules. From 1984 to 2000, Mr. Crespel also served as Finance Director and General Manager for Valeo’s German subsidiary - a world-leading automotive industry supplier. At Valeo, Mr. Crespel dealt with international financial transactions such as major mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Crespel sits on Ubisoft’s Board of Directors as an independent director since 2013. He chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. His understanding of finance as well as business strategy are true assets for Ubisoft’s exploration of new and emerging markets, especially Asia. The Board of Directors also benefits from his entrepreneurial and international mindset to assess the company’s diversification strategy and identify new opportunities in our fast-paced and growing industry.

Mr. Crespel holds a Master in Managament from the EDHEC Business School. He is a French national.