Faculty Member Biography

Iohann le Frapper

Group chief ethics officer at SNCF

Iohann is the group chief ethics officer of the SNCF group, a European leader of mobility solutions, mainly in passenger transport and freight logistics services.

Iohann is the former vice-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption international commission (2013-2021).

Iohann has a long-standing experience of multicultural teams’ management across several continents. He has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial transactions and multi-jurisdictional compliance exposure across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and America regions. He has been advising on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, ethics, risk management & compliance and dispute resolution, among other topics.

Iohann was the group general counsel of Laboratoires Pierre Fabre SA, a French pharmaceuticals and dermo-cosmetics company with a global footprint, where he was responsible for legal and intellectual property matters.

He was also the chief legal officer and company secretary of Gulf Bridge International, a telecom services provider headquartered in Middle-East.

He had previously several legal executive positions at Nokia: global general counsel & compliance leader for the networks business group and regional general counsel for South Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. He also spent several years in Shanghai as general counsel with regional responsibilities for the North Asia Pacific region.

He also worked at the holding company of Total, an oil & gas company, supporting corporate and finance projects mainly in Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Le Frapper first worked in private practice as an associate attorney at Hogan Lovells in Paris.

He was an advisory board member of Elevate Services, a California-based fast-growing global alternative legal services provider.

He was the 2017 chair of the global board of directors of the Washington DC-based Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) after ten years of active contribution to its global development as director, including as president of ACC Europe chapter.

Iohann was admitted to the Paris bar and holds degrees from McGill University (L.L.M in Comparative Laws-Montreal) and University of Paris (D.E.A. in Business & Tax Laws).

He is a faculty member of Competent Boards on ESG topics as well as a lecturer at the Toulouse Business School (Mastère Spécialisé Management Juridique des Affaires) and the Toulouse law school (Master 2 DJCE). He is a seasoned speaker and trainer on compliance and ethics matters.

He is also a member of the Cercle Montesquieu, a club of France-based general counsels.

Iohann le Frapper, Group chief ethics officer at SNCF

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