Member of the Board of Directors. External 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, 1976). Graduate from the Institut d’Études 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 and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ Environment.
Since May, 2019, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ.
He is also Co-President of the French Chinese Committee since November 2014. Since 2007, he has chaired the Delegation of French CEOs for France-Arabian Peninsula of MEDEF International (French Business Association), and since October 2016, he has been head of the Board of Governors of the University of Technology of Compiègne.
On January, 2017, he was appointed member of the Board of Directors of Kaufman & Broad.
He is an Officer of the French Légion d'Honneur.
Latest update: June 2019.