For Father’s Day, Didier Guillon opens the doors of his secret garden…
No matter the context, Didier Guillon (President of the Valmont Group and Fondation Valmont) always introduces himself as a father. The father of three, two daughters and Maxence, his 20 years old son, raised with essential gentlemen values… unveiled by Didier in all privacy.
In his business as in his personal life, Didier Guillon likes to translate his visions of the world in words, projects, art pieces or happenings. Heir to a long tradition of artists, the President combines his passion for cosmetics and dedication to his artwork on a tight schedule. Yet, talk about Capucine, Maxence or Valentine and… he stops. Time has no value.
« Always go beyond »
Focused on multiple experiences, trips abroad and an international immersion in a Geneva-based renowned school, Maxence’s education gave him wings to go and study law at Leeds University & Business School in the UK… as his father in Paris a few years ago! Comfortable in his generation, the young man has already cooperated to humanitarian missions in Tanzania and worked for WWF in Bangkok.
His father? He has given him enough energy and fire to believe he can achieve any of his most precious dreams…. assorted with a strong family tie, authentic, with no filter. And a common taste for adventure, which the two men shared while salmon fishing in Canada, or trekking in the Dubai desert. Last but not least, Didier refined Maxence’s aesthetic sense, as they traveled around the world to visit art exhibitions, talk and learn from experts.
His greatest souvenir with his son at the Canadian – Alaska border
Above all, Didier likes to see his son stepping out of his comfort zone and rejecting any boundaries. As Didier overpassed cosmetic borders to let art fuse into the Valmont Group, as Sophie (his mother) created products whose formulas exceeded all expectations… Maxence grows up with the idea that anything is within reach. With work, relentless dedication and no procrastination.
A same smile, a common respect for essential values. The Guillon Men.