Graduate, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris. Formerly, nine years in various positions, French Civil Service. 1993-2003, executive positions, Rhodia and its predecessor Rhône-Poulenc, including: President, Rhodia Chemicals Latin America; President, Eco Services Business; SVP, Corporate Purchasing; President, Pharmaceuticals & Agrochemicals Division. 2003-11, CEO, and 2008-11, Chairman, Board of Directors, Rhodia Group, integrated into Solvay in 2011. Chairman, Executive Committee and Member, Board of Directors, Solvay Group. Chairman: Board of Directors, Rhodia; Sustainable Development Commission, MEDEF; Franco-Brazilian Business Council, Int'l MEDEF. VP, European Chemical Industry Council. Member, Board of Directors: Int'l Chemical Industry Council; Faurecia; Axa.