Philippe Varin is a French businessperson who has been the head of 14 different companies. Mr. Varin occupies the position of Chairman of SUEZ SA, Chairman & President for Le Cercle de l'Industrie, Chairman of France Industrie SAS and Chairman at Areva SA. Philippe Varin is also on the board of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Saint-Gobain Produits Pour La Construction SAS and Le Conseil National De L'Industrie.
He previously held the position of Chairman-Management Board at Peugeot SA Chairman at Peugeot Citroen Moteurs SA and Chairman for Peugeot Citroën Automobiles SA (both are subsidiaries of Peugeot SA), President of European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Independent Non-Executive Director at BG Group Ltd., Chairman at Orano SA, Chief Executive Officer of Corus Group Ltd., Chief Executive Officer of Corus Engineering Steels, Inc., Chief Operating Officer at 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 for 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.