Jean-Dominique Senard graduated from France’s HEC business school (Hautes Etudes Commerciales). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Law. He began his career in various financial and operations positions with Total, from 1979 to 1987, and then with Saint-Gobain from 1987 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he was Chief Financial Officer of Pechiney and a member of its Group Executive Council. He was also head of Pechiney’s Primary Aluminum sector until 2004. As a member of Alcan’s Executive Committee, he was in charge of integrating Pechiney and served as Chairman of Pechiney SA. Jean-Dominique Senard joined Michelin in March 2005 as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Michelin Group Executive Council. In May 2007, he was appointed as Managing Partner of the Michelin Group. On May 13, 2011, Jean-Dominique Senard was appointed as Managing General Partner of the Michelin Group alongside Michel Rollier.
Jean-Dominique Senard has been CEO of the Michelin Group since May 2012. He supervises the Executive Committee and the Legal and Digital Activities Corporate Directions. On January 24, 2019, Jean-Dominique Senard was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renault.