Marie-Laure POCHON

Marie-Laure POCHON

Chief Executive Officer
Marie-Laure POCHON serves as Chief Executive Officer of ACTEON Group. Mrs POCHON holds a MBA from HEC and an Engineering degree from the Physique et Chimie Industrielles School (ESPCI Paris Tech).
She begins her career in 1983 at MSD-Chibret in marketing and sales positions. In 1995 Mrs POCHON was appointed the Director of the “Capsydia” division and member of the Executive Committee at Pfizer France.

In 1999, Mrs POCHON was appointed President and Managing Director at Schwarz Pharma France. In 2007 Mrs POCHON joins Lundbeck as President of the French subsidiary and subsequently took responsibility for all European operations where she was promoted to  Executive VP Commercial Operations Worldwide and member of the Lundbeck Group Executive Committee.

At the end of 2012, Mrs POCHON joined the Danish manufacturer of hearing instruments GN Stare North. She was appointed Head of European operations.
Appointed in Octobre 2014 as CEO of the ACTEON Group, Marie-Laure POCHON has enabled a turnaround of the Group, which has realised in 2018 a turnover of 166M€, growing by an average of more than 10% per year between 2014 and 2018.



Olivier BALOUKA, joined ACTEON Group in January 2015. M. BALOUKA is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of ISG Business School in Paris. M.BALOUKA is currently ACTEON's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Managing Director.

M. BALOUKA began his career in 1995 as an Accounting Auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP. In 2001, he joined the German company Schwarz Pharma and was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the French subsidiary.

During 2007, M. BALOUKA joined Lundbeck as Head of support functions for the French commercial subsidiary and Elaiapharm production facility. Since joining ACTEON in 2015, M. BALOUKA is a strong leader who oversees and manages Finance, HR, Legal, Logistics, and IT departments.




Yann GALLARD is an Industrial Maintenance Engineer and ACTEON’s Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer.

M. GALLARD began his career in 1999 as Head of Maintenance for Le Bélier SA company and was later promoted to Head of Technical Operations in Hungary. M. GALLARD joined ACTEON Group in 2003 as Head of Mechanic production.

In 2009, M GALLARD was promoted to Production Director for SATELEC where he was responsible for management for its Supply Chain, Production and Product development.

Since 2011, M. GALLARD is ACTEON’s Industrial Director for SATELEC and responsible for Industrial services, Logistics, and Sales Administration.

Philippe GIRARD

Philippe GIRARD

Quality and Regulatory Affairs Director

Philippe GIRARD holds a Masters degree in Micro-Electronics and Electronics components for Industrial Procurement.  He is ACTEON Group’s Quality and Regulatory Affairs Director.

M. GIRARD joined ACTEON in 1988 as SATELEC’s Quality Manager. M. GIRARD’s first European directive was to aquire CE markings for its devices.  Once CE markings were attained, M GIRARD began the development and construction of national and international regulations for all its medical devices and subsequent brand acquisitions.

M. GIRARD is the liaison for ACTEON Group’s various fabrication sites.  He manages Quality, Equipment and Device Certification, and Regulatory Affairs.

Violaine TUREAU



Violaine TUREAU, born on the 26/05/82, graduated ESC, obtained a Master of Science in International Trade at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).

She joined the ACTEON group in 2005 for the launch of the Piezotome surgical range. In 2014, she became Product Manager of the Equipment Division, a real link between R & D and international sales teams. She acquired a corporate vision of the group in 2016 with the management of international conferences and opinion leaders.

In 2017, she is appointed General Manager France.

Laurent ZENOU



Laurent ZENOU, 52 years old, began his career as a video signal processing engineer, and recently obtained a master in Sales and Marketing from the IAE in Lyon.

He first entered ACTEON Group in 1989 as SOPRO’s Head of After Sales Department, before taking up his position to Commercial Manager in 1992 and therefore develop the sales on both French and international markets.

In 2002, he took the opportunity to expand his career by joining the Marketing Department, firstly as Product Manager, then as Product Range Manager, and lastly as Marketing Product Director.

Since 2014 he has held the position of Product Director of the Imaging range, and has brought his high expertise in dental imaging products and international markets to define the strategies of products development and activities within this division.