Françoise Colpron

Ms. Colpron most recently served as Group President, North America of Valeo SA, a global automotive supplier, from 2008 to 2022, where she was responsible for the activities of the group in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She joined Valeo in 1998 in the legal department and had several roles, first as Legal Director for the Climate Control branch in Paris, and then as General Counsel for North and South America from 2005 to 2015. Before joining Valeo, Ms. Colpron began her career as a lawyer at Ogilvy Renault in Montreal, Canada (now part of the Norton Rose Group). Ms. Colpron’s global business experience includes prior work assignments in Europe, Asia and North America.

Ms. Colpron currently serves as a director of Celestica Inc, a corporation organized in Ontario, Canada, that delivers innovative supply chain solutions globally, where she serves on the audit, the nominating and corporate governance and the human resources and compensation committees.

Ms. Colpron earned a Civil Law degree in 1992 from the University of Montreal, Canada. She was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1993 and to the Michigan bar in 2005. In 2020, Ms. Colpron was recognized by Automotive News as one of the “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” and, in 2016, by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Michigan,” a list that includes leaders in business, academia, nonprofits and public policy. Ms. Colpron was inducted into the French Légion d’Honneur in 2015.

Ms. Colpron’s international background as well as her extensive business and legal experience bring great value to the Board.

Director since 2019
Independent Director