Studied at the École polytechnique and was an engineering student in the prestigious Corps des Mines. He began his career in the Ministry for Industry (1979 - 1984) before joining the Pechiney group where he occupied various operational and financial positions. In 1993, he became a member of the Pechiney executive committee and was chairman and managing director of Carbone Lorraine from 1993 to 1997. From 1995 to 1997, he was in charge of the food packaging, hygiene and beauty activities at Pechiney and was Chief Operating Officer of American National Can Company in Chicago. He was president of the Imerys board of directors from 1998 to 2002 before joining Alstom. He has been managing director of Alstom since January 1st, 2003, and administrator since July 24th, 2001. He was appointed chairman and chief executive officer on March 11th, 2003.
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