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