Philippe Varin is a French businessperson who has been at the helm of 15 different companies. Currently, he holds the position of Chairman at SUEZ SA, Chairman & President at Le Cercle de l'Industrie, Chairman for Fondation Georges Besse and Chairman for France Industrie SAS.
He is also on the board of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Positive Planet International and Le Conseil National De L'Industrie.
In his past career Mr. Varin was President at European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Independent Non-Executive Director at BG Group Ltd., Chairman-Management Board at Peugeot SA, Chairman-Supervisory Board at Areva SA, Chairman for Peugeot Citroën Automobiles SA, Chairman of Peugeot Citroen Moteurs SA, Chairman at Orano SA, Chief Executive Officer at Corus Group Ltd., Chief Executive Officer at Corus Engineering Steels, Inc., Chief Operating Officer for Thomas Steel Strip Corp., Director General at Aluminium Dunkerque SA, Group Financial Controller of American National Can Group, Inc., Chairman of Fondation PSA Peugeot Citroën and President at European Confederation of Iron & Steel Industries.
He received an undergraduate degree from Ecole Polytechnique and an undergraduate degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.