Benoit d’Iribarne holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.
He joined the Group in 1985 as R&D Engineer for Saint-Gobain Recherche Paris. In 1987, he joined Sekurit in Herzogenrath, Germany as Development Engineer. He became Key Account Manager in the United Kingdom in 1989, Production Manager at Sekurit Belgium in 1992 and Chief Executive Officer of Sekurit NFG in Germany in 1995.
He was appointed Vice-President of Manufacturing at Saint-Gobain Glass in 1997, President of Saint-Gobain Glass Outside Europe in 2000 and of Saint-Gobain Glass in 2005. In 2008, he became President of Saint-Gobain Glass and Sekurit.
In 2012, Benoit d’Iribarne was appointed General Delegate for Brazil, Argentina and Chile. From July 2014 to end of 2015, he served as President of the High Performance Materials Activity.
Since January 1st, 2016 he is General Delegate for Germany, Austria and Benelux and also coordinates the Industrial Excellence programs, including WCM, at group level.
Benoit d’Iribarne has been appointed Vice-President Technology and Industrial Performance, effective January 1, 2019. Since January 2020, he has been appointed Senior Vice-President, Technology & Industrial Performance.