Elevation Partners

Denis Terrien


Chairman of the Board

Denis Terrien’s career spans leading global organizations in retail, technology, service and branded consumer goods for multinational, privately or family owned Groups. Today, Denis chairs the Board of Vivarte (retailing) and LPCR(private childcare). Since 2011, Denis has runs Entreprise & Progrès, a Think Tank of executives who balance economic and social development.Denis started his career at McKinsey & Co. He was hired by Amazon to launch the French operations. As President of Sanford Europe, he led the expansion in EMEA. After a year as senior partner at Aloe PE, he was named CEO of Group 3SI, a $2.5B retail and service group to lead the digital transformation. After the sale to the Otto Group, he was named Executive Chairman.Denis holds an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School, a Master in Computer Science from Oxford University and a “diplôme d’ingénieur” in applied Maths from E.N.S.E.E.I.H.T.