Saint-Gobain appoints chairman and CEO

At its Annual General Meeting, Saint-Gobain“s Board of Directors appointed Pierre-Andr de Chalendar chairman and chief executive officer of Companie de Saint-Gobain. During the same meeting, Jean-Lou…

At its Annual General Meeting, Saint-Gobain“s Board of Directors appointed Pierre-Andr de Chalendar chairman and chief executive officer of Companie de Saint-Gobain. During the same meeting, Jean-Louis Beffa was also appointed Honorary Chairman of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. Mr. de Chalendar, born in April 1958, is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School and of the Ecole Nationale d“Administration (ENA), as well as a former senior civil servant (Inspecteur des Finances). He joined Compagnie de Saint-Gobain on 1 November 1989 as vice-president, Corporate Planning. He has since held the positions of director of abrasives, Europe (1992-1996), director of abrasives, worldwide (1996-2000) and general delegate for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (2000-2002). He was appointed senior vice-president of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of the Building Distribution Sector in 2003. He then went on to be appointed chief operating officer in May 2005 and elected to the Board in June 2006, and has been chief executive officer since 7 June 2007.