Paul Blanc developed a strong affinity with the ocean growing up on Brittany’s shores and
spending most weekend and holidays sailing on the family boat, as well as windsurfing.
He moved to China in 2001 to study mandarin and, after graduating from a French
business school, joined the marketing division of PSA Group in Beijing. A career break to
sail around the Atlantic in 2009 triggered his desire to combine a passion for sailing and his
experience of Asian markets. Blanc subsequently joined Jeanneau and Prestige as their Asia
Pacific sales director, based in Shanghai.
He eventually established the manufacturer’s regional branch in Hong Kong in 2011, and
was appointed Managing Director of Beneteau Group Asia Pacific in 2018 after the merging
of all group’s regional offices under one regional business unit.