Philippe Varin

Philippe Varin

Philippe Varin, born August 8, 1952 in Reims, is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris.

He joined the Péchiney group in 1978 as a researcher and then held various management positions within the group (management control, strategy, project management) before being appointed Director of the Rhenalu Division in 1995, then Managing Director of the aluminum sector and member of the group’s Executive Committee in 1999. In 2003, he joined the Anglo-Dutch steel group Corus as Chief Executive Officer.

Appointed Chairman of the Managing Board of Peugeot SA in June 2009, he left the Group in June 2014.

He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of AREVA from January 2015 to October 2019 and of Orano until May 2020.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Saint-Gobain from 2013 to 2021.

He chaired the Cercle de l’Industrie from 2012 to 2017 and then became Chairman of France Industrie and Vice Chairman of the Conseil National de l’Industrie from 2017 to 2020.

He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ since May 2020.

Philippe Varin holds the following offices and positions:

– Chairman of the France Committee and Member of the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
– Chairman of the Georges Besse Foundation
– Member of the Board of Directors of the hospital group Saint-Joseph