Member of the Board of Directors. Independent director.
Born in Châlons-sûr-Marne, 1951.
Since October 2011, member of the Board of Directors of Criteria CaixaHolding, a company merged with Servihabitat XXI in December 2013, when he was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the current company CriteriaCaixa (the company arisen from the merger). Member of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee as from July 2019.
ESTP Engineer (1976) and holder of a master's degree in Economics (Sorbonne, 1980). Graduate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (1980) and of AMP from Harvard Business School (1988).
Joined Degrémont in 1978 and in 1989 was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Degrémont Spain. In 1992, he became Chief Executive Officer of Dumez Copisa Spain. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors of Aguas de Barcelona in June 1996.
He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux South America and Chief Operating Officer of SUEZ for South America in 1997. He served as chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Degrémont in 2000 and, in 2004, he became deputy CEO of SUEZ (currently Engie) and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ Environnement (currently SUEZ). He served as CEO of SUEZ (Engie) from July 2008 until May 2019, when he was appointed as chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ (Engie), a position he held until May 2020.
He is also deputy chairman of the French Chinese Committee since June 2021. Since 2007 he chaired the Delegation of French CEOs for France-Arabian Peninsula of MEDEF International (French Business Association), becoming the chairman of the France-Algeria Business Council in October 2017. Since October 2016, he is the head of the Board of Governors of the University of Technology of Compiègne. In January 2017, he was appointed member of the Board of Directors of Kaufman & Broad. Since November 2017 he is member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Responsible Capitalism. In October 2018 he was appointed as deputy chairman of SIBAC (Seoul International Business Advisory Council). He was a member of the CMIA (Chongqin Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Board) until May 2020.
Since January 2019 he is the chairman of the CSF Transformation et Valorisation des Déchets and special advisor of Accuracy since July 2019. He is also chairman of the Project “Mainstream” leaded by the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation.
He is an Officer of the French Légion d'Honneur.