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Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani

Experienced Chairman: CAC ALL-TRADABLE, EURONEXT 100, SBF 120, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 30 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in energy, high technology, automotive, chemicals, financial services, private equity, government
  • Experience as Chair or member of Compliance, CSR, Nomination and management development, Strategy Committees
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Current Positions

Pascal Colombani is President of TII Strategies SASU, a consulting and investment company, since 2014. He also serves as a member of the EMEA advisory board of JPMorgan Chase, as Senior Advisor of Kearney, a global management consulting firm, as a Senior Advisor of Truffle Capital, and as the Lead Director at TechnipFMC plc.

Industry Knowledge

Pascal Colombani’s career has been balanced between research and industry, public and private sectors, and he has significant executive management experience, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of various multinational organizations. Pascal chaired the Supervisory Board of Areva until 2003, was Chairman of Valeo SA from 2009 to 2016 (now Honorary Chairman). Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French Atomic Energy Commission. 

From 1997 to 1999, Pascal served as Director of Technology at the French Ministry of Research and Technology. Prior to this, he spent almost 20 years at Schlumberger Limited in various management positions in Europe, the United States, and Japan, lastly as President of Schlumberger Japan. From 2014 to 2017, he served as a member of the Haut Comité pour la Gouvernance d’Entreprise, an industry commission regulating corporate governance in France. In addition to his public directorships, he is also a director of Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV).

Over the last twenty years, Pascal has been a Board member of Alstom SA, British Energy Group plc, Rhodia SA, Energy Solutions Inc, Technip SA, Siaci Saint-Honoré, France Telecom SA, Electricité de France SA, Cogema SA, Framatome Group, the French Institute of Petroleum, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), as well as the high government representative to the boards of CNES (French Space Agency) and BRGM (French Geological Survey). 

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