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Pierre-André de Chalendar (born 1958) is a French businessman. He is Chairman and CEO [1] of Saint-Gobain Group since 3 June 2010 and CEO [2] since June 2007.

Pierre-André de Chalendar
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Born (1958-04-12) 12 April 1958 (age 61)
EducationLycée Carnot
Alma materESSEC Business School
École nationale d'administration
OccupationCEO of Saint-Gobain
Leticia Petrie (m. 1989)



Early lifeEdit

Pierre-André de Chalendar was born on 12 April 1958 in Vichy. He graduated from ESSEC Business school in 1979 and the École nationale d'administration (ENA) in 1983 (promotion Solidarity).


He began his career at the General Inspection of Finance (IGF) from 1983 to 1987. He became Financial Inspector in 1984, Project manager from 1987 to 1988 and Deputy Director from 1988 to 1989 in the General Directorate for Energy and raw materials of the Ministry of Industry and Energy.

On 1 October 1989 he joined Saint-Gobain as Vice-President Corporate Planning. From 1989 to 1992, he served as its Vice-President for Corporate Planning. He then served as Corporate Vice President of Saint-Gobain Corp. (USA) and Managing Director of Norton Abrasives Europe from 1992 to 1996, President of the worldwide Abrasives Division and Chairman and CEO of Norton SA from 1996 to 2000, General Delegate for the United Kingdom and Ireland and Chief Executive of Meyer International from 2000 to 2003, and Senior Vice-President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of the Building Distribution Sector from 2003 to 2005. He became Chairman of BPB in 2005. He served as Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2007, Director since 2006, and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain since 2007. He has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Saint-Gobain as Chairman and CEO since 3 June 2010, after the General Meeting of shareholders.

He sits on the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas.

He is a Knight of the Legion of Honour and National Order of Merit.

Personal lifeEdit

He married in 1989 Leticia, daughter of Sir Peter Petrie, Baronet of Carrowcarden. They have four children.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Pierre-André de Chalendar appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. Source: [1]
  2. ^ Biography of Pierre-André de Chalendar. Source
Business positions
Preceded by
Jean-Louis Beffa
CEO of Saint-Gobain
Succeeded by