Patrick Kron: Independent Chairman of the Board of Imerys S.A.
He is former student of L’Ecole Polytechnique and engineer graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris. He started his career at the Ministry of Industry from 1979 to 1984, before he joined Pechiney Group, where he was in charge of different financial and operational positions. In 1993, he became Member of the Executive Committee of Pechiney Group, then elected Chairman of the Board of Carbone Lorraine until 1997. Patrick Kron was Chairman of the Management Board of Imerys 1998 –2002, before he joined Alstom Group as Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2003 then, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on 11 March 2003. Currently, he is Board Member of Sanofi, Lafarge Holcim and ElvalHalcor.
He is Knight of the Legion of Honor as of September 2004 and The Officer of the National Order of Merit as of 2007.