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Pierre BLAYAU, President - CCR


Born in 1950 Pierre BLAYAU is a graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure Saint-Cloud, Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (class of 1978 known as “Pierre Mendès-France class” ). He also holds a degree in German studies.
Pierre BLAYAU was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caisse Centrale de Réassurance on 14 January 2015. He is also Chairman of Harbour Conseils.

Pierre BLAYAU began his career in 1978 as an inspector of finance. He joined Compagnie Saint-Gobain as Head of Corporate Planning (1982-1984) before moving to the Pont-à-Mousson subsidiary as its Chief Financial Officer, and then served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1993. He was Chairman of the Pinault-Printemps-Redoute Group’s Management Board from 1993 to 1995, and then moved to Moulinex where he held office as Chairman of the Management Board and Chairman and CEO from1995 to 2000. Between 2001 and 2013, Pierre BLAYAU served as Chairman and CEO and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geodis, while also holding office as CEO of SNCF’s transport and logistics entity between 2008 and 2013. In 2013, he was appointed Chairman of the Areva Supervisory Board, holding that office until 2015. An ardent football fan, he was Chairman of Stade Rennais from 1998 to 2000, Chairman of Paris Saint-Germain from 2005 to 2006 and Treasurer of the Ligue de Football Professionnel from 2003 to 2005.

Today, Pierre Blayau is also a member of the board of Société d’Edition de Canal Plus, and of Fimalac. He holds the titles of Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur de l’ordre national du Mérite.