[Luxus+ Magazine] Who is Patrick Martin, the newly elected president of Medef?

As of Thursday, the results of the race for the presidency of Medef are now public, after a four-month campaign. Patrick Martin, who currently occupies second place in the employers’ movement, won the election with an impressive 73.98% of the vote, relegating his rival Dominique Carlac’h far behind. But who is this French entrepreneur, now at the head of the employers’ organization?


On Thursday July 6, Patrick Martin, entrepreneur and current number two at Medef, was elected president of France’s leading employers’ organization, with a large majority, for a five-year term.


Patrick Martin won 73.18% of the vote, while his rival Dominique Carlac’h, Medef vice-president in Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux’s outgoing team, took just 26.82%. Turnout was 91.34%, with 1,120 grand electors representing the organization’s professional federations and territories, many of whom supported Patrick Martin.



“I would like to express my affection for Dominique Carlac’h”, declared Patrick Martin after the results were announced, adding that “the story is not over” between them. The official transition will take place on July 17.


A long-term commitment


A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and ESSEC, Patrick Martin has been involved with the employers’ organization since 1995. He was first elected president of the Rhône-Alpes federation, then of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes federation in 2016. In 2018, he ran for the organization’s presidency before joining Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux’s team.



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