Professional address: Alstom – 48, rue Albert Dhalenne – 93400 Saint-Ouen (France).
Principal function: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom.
End of current mandate: AGM 2019.
First mandate: 2001-2007.
Holds 16,011 shares.
Other current directorships and positions:
Director of Bouygues (*);
Director of Sanofi (*);
Director of Association Française des Entreprises Privées (AFEP);
Director of the Association of the choral society “Les Arts Florissants”.
Mr Patrick Kron is a graduate of École polytechnique and the Paris École des mines.
He started his career in the French Ministry of Industry where he served from 1979 to 1984 before joining the Pechiney group.
From 1984 to 1988, Patrick Kron held operational responsibilities in one of the group's most important factories in Greece, becoming manager of this Greek subsidiary.
From 1988 to 1993, he occupied several senior operational and financial positions within Pechiney, first managing a group of activities in the processing of aluminium and then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pechiney Electrometallurgie.
In 1993, he became a member of the Executive Committee of the Pechiney group and was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Carbone Lorraine Company from 1993 to 1997. From 1995 to 1997, he ran the Food and Health Care Packaging Sector of Pechiney and held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the American National Can Company in Chicago (USA).
From 1998 to 2002, Mr Patrick Kron was Chairman of the Executive Board of Imerys before joining Alstom.
He has been Chief Executive Officer of Alstom since 1 January 2003 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 11 March 2003.
(*) Listed company.