Member of the Board of Directors. External.
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).
ESTP Engineer (1976) and holder of a master's degree in Economics (Sorbonne, 1976). 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 Bilbao. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors of Aguas de Barcelona in June 1996. In 1992, he became Executive Director-General of Dumez Copisa Spain.
Was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux South America, and Deputy Managing Director of SUEZ for South America in 1997.
Became President Director-General of Degrémont in 2000 and, in 2004, Deputy Director General of SUEZ and Executive Director-General of SUEZ.
Since July 23, 2008, he is CEO of SUEZ.
He is also Co-President of the France Chine Committee since November 2014. Since 2007 he has chaired the Delegation of French CEOs for France-Arabic Peninsula of MEDEF International (French Business Association), and since October 2016 he has been head of the Board of Directors of Compiègne University of Technology.
On January 27, 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: February 2018.