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Drake Star Welcomes Top Automotive Executive, Eric Wepierre as Senior Advisor

PARIS | April 1st, 2022 – Global tech investment bank Drake Star announced today that Eric Wepierre is joining the firm as Senior Advisor.

Based in Paris, Eric is a seasoned international executive with over 30 years of automotive industry experience, with 12 of those years spent as CEO of several of the world’s leading car manufacturers. With his strong focus on sales, marketing, digital, e-Mobility, and e-commerce, he’ll be strengthening the firm’s core offerings with his unparalleled track record in digitization, transformation and turnaround, and growth strategies for modern manufacturing. 

Before joining Drake Star, Eric was the President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe, overseeing a distribution network spanning across 34 countries, and managing over €2B in revenues. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Opel France, where he successfully led the turnaround and integration of the brand into the PSA Group/Stellantis. Eric also played an instrumental role in Chevrolet’s successful launch into the European market. 

A tech-savvy industry veteran, Eric is known as a digital pioneer in the automotive industry, holding several leadership roles in digital marketing before rising to the role of executive. He is a former member of France’s Electronic Business Group (EBG) and Cercle 01 Innovation.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the talented global team at Drake Star, and to bring my decades of international CEO experience to the table,” said Eric Wepierre. “Drake Star has a proven track record of success in markets all over the world and is known for the sort of innovative thinking that pushes the needle forward and takes companies to the next level.”

“We are delighted to welcome Eric to our team of Senior Advisor experts; Eric’s impressive track record in sales, marketing, digital, e-Mobility, and e-commerce, and his strong relationships in the automotive industry will be of vital importance for many of our assignments,” added Michel Taride, Partner at Drake Star. “His deep understanding of growth strategies, transformation and turnaround, and digitization allows Drake Star to further broaden and deepen our firm’s offering to our clients worldwide.”  

 

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For further inquiries, please contact:

Michel Taride
Partner | Drake Star

e-mail: michel.taride@drakestar.com | +33 (0) 6 25 79 87 73

Eric Wepierre
Senior Advisor | Drake Star

e-mail: eric.wepierre@drakestar.com | +33 6 30 97 17 04

 

About Drake Star 

Drake Star is an award-winning global tech investment bank that has completed over 400 transactions since 2013. Drake Star team of over 100 senior professionals across offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva, Dubai*, and Singapore* focuses on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance services worldwide in Consumer & Retail Technology, Digital Media, FinTech, Mobility & Sustainability, Software/SaaS, Digital Services, and Industrial Tech sectors.

 

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. Drake Star UK Limited (FRN 942020) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Ltd (FRN582160) which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. © 2016 Drake Star Partners Limited.

 

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