Graduate of St Cyr military academy, Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris (public service department), École de guerre, and former auditor of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale. He began his career in the army (1974-2003). He started working for Michelin at the end of 2003 and managed the sites at Bourges and then Shanghai. When he returned to France in the spring of 2012, he became director of empowerment for the Group, and was in charge of personnel policy with regards to workers. He has been in charge of the Group’s labour relations since July 2013.