Carole Piwnica received a Bachelor of Law from Brussels University and a Master of Law from New York University. She is a member of the New York bar. She started her career in New York at Proskauer Rose and joined the M&A department of Shearman & Sterling in Paris. She spent fifteen years in the food and agricultural processing industries and was Chairwoman of the Amylum Group (Belgium) and a Director and Vice-Chairwoman of Tate and Lyle (UK).
Since 2010 she has served as an independent Director of Eutelsat Communications and is chairing the Board's committee for Governance, Remuneration and Selection. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Sanofi (France).
Since 2006, Carole Piwnica has been a Director Founder of Naxos UK Ltd (United Kingdom) and holds various directorships in Naxos Portfolio companies in the US and the UK.