After a double master in law and finance (Dauphine and Paris IV), Richard Odier, worked in a consulting firm. Then he became an entrepreneur and a manager in different industries : retail, IT and luxury goods.
At the same time he was involved in NGO’s, mainly as president of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in France. At the age of 50, he sold most of his shares in business and became in 06/2018 the chief executive officer of the FSJU.
The FSJU is one of the main and biggest Jewish NGO in the fields of solidarity, education and culture .