Philippe Varin

Philippe Varin

Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ

Date of initial appointment: May.12.2020

Start date of current mandate: May.12.2020

Termination date of current mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 31 December, 2023.

Philippe VARIN is an alumnus of the École polytechnique and École des mines de Paris.

He joined the Péchiney group in 1978 as a researcher and subsequently held a number of management positions within the group (management control, strategy, project direction) before being appointed in 1995 as Director of the Rhenalu Division then Chief Executive Officer of the aluminum segment and member of the group’s Executive Committee in 1999.

In 2003, he joined the AngloDutch steel group Corus as Chief Executive Officer. He was Chairman of the European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries (Eurofer) from 2006 to 2008.

Appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Peugeot SA in June 2009, he left the group in 2014.

In 2015, he chairs the Board of AREVA until October 2019.

He was currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orano until May 2020.

Philippe VARIN is a Knight of the National Order of Merit, Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honor and Commander of the British Empire.
 Other major offices and positions held during the last five years

Director of Saint-Gobain (France) and Positive Planet (France).
Chairman of France Industrie (France), of SASU PRM3C (France), of Fondation Georges Besse (France) and of French Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (France) and Deputy Chairman of the National Industry Council (France).

Expired during the last five years
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orano (France) (until May 2020).
Chairman of the Board of Directors and director of AREVA SA (France) (until October 2019)
Director of EDF (France) (until May 2016).

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