Tritant will hold the position of chief operating officer during a transition period that begins today (19 November).
Cuvillier said: “During this transition phase, I will work as always to protect the Group and help it go through this major crisis. I wish every success in his new position to Jean-Marie Tritant, with whom I have worked for close to 10 years.
“I wish that the Group continues to nurture its spirit of innovation and pursues an ambition commensurate with the quality of its teams and assets. I would like here to pay tribute to all those with whom I have had the honour of working to develop URW.”
Tritant said: “This appointment is for me an immense honour and I fully appreciate the trust that has been placed in me. URW is an exceptional company that I joined more than 20 years ago and is a leader in its sector.
“I know that I can count on the Group’s teams, their talent and their energy. Thanks to them, we will be able to build on the Group’s future successes.”
He added: “I would like to commend the tireless work accomplished by Christophe Cuvillier at the helm of URW since 2013 and his commitment to ensure a smooth transition as from today.”