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Jean-Marc Borello

Chairman, SOS GROUP

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Born in 1957 in Aix en Provence, Jean-Marc Borello began his career in 1977 as a specialized educator in a center for young offenders. In 1981, he was appointed to the Interministerial Mission for the Fight against Drugs and Drug Addiction, and occupied various positions in ministerial offices. He discovered “classic” entrepreneurship in 1987 and became head of a group of SMEs for 10 years. In 1997, he decided to devote himself full-time to SOS GROUP, whose first associations were created in 1984 by Mr. Borello himself.

Chairman of the Mouvement des entrepreneurs sociaux (MOUVES) since it was created in 2010, Vice-chairman since June 2013, Jean-Marc Borello work everyday in order to highlight the social business model.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

With 12 000 employees and 350 branches, GROUPE SOS is one of Europe’s foremost social and societal businesses.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

France and Europe.

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

For 30 years now, GROUPE SOS has put economic value creation at the service of the general interest. In doing so, it provides responses to today’s society’s issues by developing innovative solutions in its five main fields of activity – youth, employment, solidarity, health and Seniors. The actions undertaken by GROUPE SOS influence the lives of over a million people every year.