Former Global CEO of Edenred appointed to the board of Perkbox
London, UK, 23rd January 2019 – In line with the company’s international expansion plans and ambitions to become the global leader, Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, is today announcing the appointment of Jacques Stern, previously global CEO of Edenred (2010-15), as a Non-Exec Director on the Perkbox Board.
Jacques ran the Edenred business operating in 40 countries with 6,000+ employees and over £1B in annual revenue between 2010-2015. Since then he has moved on to become the CEO & President of Global Blue SA, the global leader in tax free shopping that operates in 52 countries worldwide.
Just in the last year, Perkbox has been named UK’s 4th fastest growing business, launched a range of new products, expanded internationally and invested heavily to treble its UK-based software development team. With its recent expansion into France achieving faster success than expected (+1,200 companies registered to launch in just two months), Perkbox is aiming to become a global leader in helping businesses motivate, reward and engage their employees.
Perkbox will be launching into several additional international markets in 2019. Throughout this journey, Jacques’ experience as global CEO guiding Edenred will be exceptionally valuable to the company. As a member of the Board, he will be assisting the senior leadership team in formulating and executing their global strategy.
Saurav Chopra, Co-founder and CEO of Perkbox says: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jacques to the team. At Perkbox, we’ve made it our mission to help 10 million employees by 2020 and 100 million by 2025. Jacques’ expertise in running and growing two successful global businesses will be immensely valuable as we scale up to become the number one employee experience platform worldwide.”
Jacques Stern, Non-Exec Director of Perkbox says: “Perkbox’s ‘employee first’ strategy and extremely fast-paced growth has got me very excited about the untapped potential in the market. I am convinced that digital cloud-based platforms focusing on the holistic employee experience are a natural evolution of how to integrate the value proposal in this space. Perkbox has the potential to become a unique differentiator, providing an environment that meets the comfort and efficiency required by today’s employees. I am delighted to be helping this talented team in their journey to become global market leaders.”
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Perkbox is a platform that provides a unique employee experience, enriching the personal and working life of employees. It offers a suite of products including a platform with access to best in class Perks, Perkbox Medical, Perkbox Recognition and Perkbox Insights. It serves companies of all sizes from SMEs to large companies such as Whole Foods, Nando’s, Caffe Nero and Levi Strauss & Co. Headquartered in London, with offices in Sheffield and Paris, Perkbox has raised over £11.0 million in funding from the leading European venture capital firm Draper Esprit.
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