Born in 1947, Mr. Deconinck holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Zurich and received additional training in marketing at the Wharton Business School and in finance at INSEAD.
Didier Deconinck has been Chairman of Tarkett’s Supervisory Board since 2005. He has been a member of the Management Board and of the Bureau of Shareholder Meetings (as representative of DDA) of SID, a family company holding shares of the Company, since 2013. He was a Managing Director of Société Investissement Familiale (SIF), a holding company controlling the Company, until its initial public offering in 2013. He is also the Vice President and Managing Director of Monin, a French hardware manufacturer for the building and industrial sectors, which he also co-founded.
From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Deconinck was the Managing Director of Allibert-Mobilier-de-Jardin, a garden furniture manufacturer. He then became Managing Director of the Video division of Thompson and an executive officer of its German holding company, DAGFU, until 1987, then, until 1990, General Manager of Domco, a company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the largest Canadian flooring manufacturer. Mr. Deconinck is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil International de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage and the Musée de l’Armée.