Yves Bonnefont graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris.
In 1994, Yves Bonnefont started his career at PSA Peugeot Citroën in manufacturing in Rennes and in the technical center of Vélizy.
After four years with Arthur Andersen where he led the automotive practice in France, he joined McKinsey in 2001 and was elected partner in 2006. Since 2010, he has been a member of the global committee in charge of the election of new partners. Since 2007, Yves Bonnefont has chaired the global knowledge committee of McKinsey automotive practice. Over his eleven years at McKinsey, Yves Bonnefont has served mainly automotive and high tech clients. In 2012, Yves Bonnefont returned to PSA group as director of the Strategy, and oversees the positioning evolution of Peugeot and Citroën brands. In April 2013, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Citroën brand before becoming the CEO of DS in 2014. He then has the mission of making DS an international brand that embodies in the luxury of the French automotive expertise and is distinguished by its pioneering spirit. He is part of PSA Group Global Executive Committee.