Philippe Varin is the Chairman of Suez, a world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, Chairman of France Industrie and Vice Chairman of the Conseil National de l’Industrie. He is also an Independent Director on the Boards of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Saint Joseph Paris Hospital.
Professional experience from positions in the metal and raw materials industry at, amongst others, Pechiney SA and Corus. At Pechiney SA Philippe held various positions within the Group including Financial Control, Strategy and Head of the Aluminium Dunkerque project. He was appointed Director of the Rhenalu Division in 1995, then Managing Director of the Aluminium Sector and member of the Group’s Executive Committee in 1999.
In 2003 Mr Philippe joined the Anglo-Dutch steel group Corus as Chief Executive Officer, and in 2007 he was also appointed to the Board of Tata Steel Limited.
He was appointed Chairman of the Management Board at Peugeot in June 2009 and left the Group in 2014. He then joined the Areva Group as Chairman in 2015.During his career he has been Chairman at Peugeot Citroen Moteurs SA, Chairman of Peugeot Citroën Automobiles SA (both are subsidiaries of Peugeot SA), President of European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Independent Non-Executive Director at BG Group Ltd, Chairman for Orano SA, Chief Executive Officer of Corus Group Ltd, Chief Executive Officer at Corus Engineering Steels Inc, Director General at Aluminium Dunkerque SA, Group Financial Controller of American National Can Group and President of European Confederation of Iron & Steel Industries.