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Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade

Experienced Chairman: CAC All-Tradable, Euronext 100, SBF 120, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 28 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in utilities, building, government, oil & gas
  • Experience as Appointments Committee member, Management Development Committee member, Remuneration Committee member, Strategy Committee member
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Current Positions

Jean-Louis Chaussade serves as a Chairman of JLCH Conseil, Special Advisor of Accuracy (large French consulting firm), Chairman of the Strategic Committee for Waste Processing and Recovery (CSF), Chairman of the Board of the Université Technologique de Compiègne, Non-Executive Board member of Kaufman & Broad SA. He is a Director of Criteria Caixaholding SAU, Co-Chairman of the France-China Committee, a member of the Board of the Institut du Capitalisme Responsable (ICR), a Member of the Chongqin Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Board (CMIA) and SIBAC Vice Chair.

Industry Knowledge

Jean-Louis was Chairman of Suez, the world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, after having been its CEO for 15 years. Prior to this he was Chairman and CEO of Degrémont and served as CEO of Dumez Copisa (Spain). Throughout Jean-Louis’ career he has served on a number of external public and private organisations.

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