Didier Kling

Didier Kling, President , World Trade Center Paris

Chairman of Paris Ile-de-France regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry since December the 1st, 2016 then Treasurer, Didier Kling was born on May the 1st, 1949 in Boulogne-Billancourt.
He earns a Master’s degree in law and graduated from the “Institute of political science” of Paris.
During his professional career he has acted at the crossroads of the worlds of law, finance and economics and succeeded in the daily operations of the company. He’s had the opportunity to work with the directors of large companies as well as the CEOs of SMEs whose interests he knows how to defend.
He carried out works on various topics related to the company like remuneration of the CEOs, shareholders' voting rights, reform of the contract law, law for the companies facing difficulties, consumer class action, entrepreneurship and change in capital, company accountancy, criminal business law, mobility of companies in Europe and mediation between the companies.

When Didier KLING took over the lead of CCI Paris Ile-de-France he focused on four key priorities: to better understand the expectations of companies, to reinforce the training of the youth and of adults working in enterprises, to improve the development of territories by setting up operational partnerships, to improve the governance and continue the transformation of the Paris Ile-de-France regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Knowing the institutional and political environment and being a man of dialogue he actively defends the specific place of the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry network and knows how to deal with the challenges of the business world.
Facing an intense competition from other economic actors the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry must assert their role and legitimacy and be better identified by entrepreneurs. It is a daily struggle. The network of CCIs needs to be reinforced before it creates genuine strike forces and good national and international exchanges.
As Didier Kling puts it himself CCIs more than ever must reinforce their connections, share their views and corporate cultures and promote their knowledge and exchanges.
Didier Kling has been the CEO of the Cabinet Kling & Associates since 1987 and has also contributed in the creation of Crowe Horwath International ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks. Kling & Associates is a member of Crowe Horwath International.
At the same time, he is Chairman of the Company of experts accredited by the Court of cassation and Chairman of the CNCEF, National Chamber of financial advisors and experts and Honorary President of the National Council of External Auditors.
He sits on the board of several institutions including the “Institut Français des Administrateurs” (IFA), VIPARIS, COMEXPOSIUM and SIPAC and the board of the Observatory for companies facing difficulties.
He is « Chevalier de l’Ordre national du mérite » and « Officier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur ».