Guillaume Hecketsweiler has been appointed General Counsel of the Air France-KLM Group, effective as from 1 June 2014. He is responsible, together with the Group’s EVP Corporate Secretary, Jacques Le Pape, for the implementation of the Group’s legal strategy, as well as for the Group’s legal policies. He succeeds Jean-Marc Bardy, who recently retired.
Aged 43, Guillaume Hecketsweiler holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Cornell University, a Postgraduate Degree in General Private Law from the University of Paris II - Assas and a Postgraduate Law Diploma from the University of Montpellier.
Guillaume Hecketsweiler was previously General Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee of the Fonds Stratégique d'Investissement (FSI) and the Banque Publique d'Investissement (Bpifrance).
He started his career as a lawyer for Latham & Watkins and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in Paris, London and New York.
He then joined the Lafarge group where he was in charge of mergers and acquisitions for Eastern Europe, Russia / CIS and Latin America.
Guillaume Hecketsweiler has been teaching law at the University of Nancy since 2009.