Pierre-André de CHALENDAR
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Born in April 1958, a graduate of the ESSEC Business School who also studied at the National Administration School (ENA) and has had experience as a Financial Inspector. He was then deputy to the Director General for energy and raw materials in the french Ministry for Industry.
Pierre-André de CHALENDAR joined the Compagnie de Saint-Gobain on 1989 as Vice-President, Corporate Planning. Vice-President of the Abrasives Division in Europe between 1992 and 1996, President of the worldwide Abrasives Division from 1996 to 2000, he then moved on to become the General Delegate for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 2000 to 2002. In 2003, Pierre-André de CHALENDAR was appointed Senior Vice-President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of the Building Distribution Sector.
Appointed COO of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in May 2005, elected to the board in June 2006, he has been appointed Group CEO in June 2007 and is Chairman of the board and CEO since June 2010.
Pierre-André de CHALENDAR is also Director of the board of Veolia Environnement and BNP Paribas.