Patricia Barbizet is a graduate from the École supérieure de commerce de Paris, and began her career within the Renault Group as treasurer of Renault Véhicules Industriels then as CFO of Renault Crédit International.
"Ms. Barbizet joined the Pinault Group in 1989 as CFO. She has been the CEO of Financière Pinault and CEO of Artémis since 1992. As such, she is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of PPR, Chair of Christie’s and Board member of various companies of PPR Group ( Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent,..).
"Ms. Barbizet joined the PPR board in 2005 after being a member of the Supervisory Board of PPR from 1992 and Chair of the Supervisory Board from 2001 to 2005." 
- ppr.com Patricia Barbizet, organizational website, accessed December 4, 2011