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Cécile Parena

Cécile holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce. She began her career in Management Control in Paris, at the headquarters of a major French luxury goods group. She then moved on to External Audit of Major Accounts by joining one of the Big 4, before joining a major global player in the Energy sector, in Internal Audit.

In 2015, she joined a large Anglo-Saxon recruitment firm in Marseille, as a Senior Associate, for the PACA and Languedoc Roussillon regions.

In 2018, she became a Senior Recruitment and Assessment Consultant in Marseille, and then moved on to a position as Regional Director for the South-West of France, with one of the leaders in Executive Search.

She joins Grant Alexander – Executive Search in 2023, as Regional Director South-East in Marseille.



  • Executive search
  • Assessment
  • Consulting
  • Management