Ipsos announces the death of Jean Marc Lech, Ipsos Co-President
Paris, December 2, 2014 - It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Jean-Marc Lech, Ipsos Co-President, this morning in Paris. Jean-Marc Lech, a sociologist and philosopher by training, started his career in 1970 at the Institut Français d’Opinion Publique where he became CEO in 1980. In 1982, he joined Ipsos as Co-President alongside Didier Truchot, the company’s founder.
Last July, Jean-Marc Lech gave up his operational activities due to serious health issues. At thattime, it was announced that Didier Truchot would supervise the activities and teams reporting to Jean-Marc Lech. Didier Truchot, Ipsos’ CEO says: “Jean Marc and I have been close friends for over 40 years and we have been partners in leading Ipsos for the past 32 years. His passing is an immense loss to his family, to me, to Ipsos and to the entire industry in which he played a major role and was source of inspiration.”
The thoughts of the Board, the management team and employees of Ipsos go to Jean-Marc’s family and close friends.