Director (independent)

Director (independent), Chairman of the Appointments and Compensation Committee and Member of the Audit Committee

Date of appointment: GM of 23 June 2016
Renewal date: GM of 6 June 2019
End of term: GM to approve the financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2021

Born in 1952, Jean-Pierre Duprieu is an agricultural engineer. He graduated from the Institut national agronomique de Paris-Grignon (AgroParisTech) with a specialisation in “food industry”, and from the Institut de contrôle de gestion de Paris and the International Forum (advanced management programme in conjunction with Wharton University). He joined Air Liquide Group in 1976, where he spent his entire career, and has held various commercial, operational and strategic positions.

For nearly ten years he headed the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, before taking over the Asia Pacific region in 2005 as a member of the Group Executive Committee based in Tokyo, Japan.

From the start of 2010 to the end of 2016, when he retired from Air Liquide Group, he oversaw the Europe region and Healthcare business, in addition to the Group’s Purchasing and IT divisions. During that time he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Group.

He also serves on Michelin’s Supervisory board and is a member of its Audit Committee. In addition, on a voluntary basis, he is Chairman of the AgroParisTech Foundation and Chairman of the French Charity Accountability Association (Comité de la Charte du Don en Confiance).