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CIGREF, A network for large corporations, was founded in 1970 by general managers of large companies, under the name “Club Informatique des Grandes Entreprises Françaises”. The statutes, as written in its founding statements, are inspired by those of the AGREF (An association of large French corporations), today called AFEP.

On December 16, 2010, for its 40 anniversary, CIGREF brought together around his founding president Pierre Lhermitte, all his former presidents, numerous figures and leaders such as Maurice LEVY (AFEP President and Publicis Groupe CEO), Jean-Paul BAILLY (Entreprise & Personnel President and La Poste Group CEO), Jean-François Phelizon ( Saint-Gobain Executive VP), and Bruno Racine (President of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France).

Today, CIGREF includes 130 French and European large companies and organizations from every business sector ( banking, insurance, energy, retail, manufacturing, services…). All the CIGREF member organizations share the same ambition: "To Promote Digital Culture as a source of innovation and performance"