Patrick Kron

Patrick Kron

Chairman of Imerys* / Chairman of Truffle Capital SAS / Chairman of PKC&I SAS
Date of birth: September 26, 1953
Nationality: French
First elected: May 2014
Last reappointment: May 2022
Term expires: General Meeting 2026
Business address: 46, avenue de la Grande Armée - 75017 Paris (France)

Independent director / Chairman of the Compensation Committee / Member of the Appointments, Governance and CSR Committee / Member of the Strategy Committee

Education and business experience

In 2019, Patrick Kron was appointed Chairman of Imerys. He is also Chairman of private equity firm Truffle Capital since November 2016 and Chairman of PKC&I SAS.

He started his career in the French Ministry of Industry where he served from 1979 until 1984. He then joined the Pechiney Group where from 1984 until 1988 he held operational responsibilities in one of the Group’s most important factories in Greece, becoming manager of the 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 eventually as President of the Electrometallurgy Division. In 1993, he became a member of the Executive Committee of the Pechiney Group and was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Carbone Lorraine Company, a position he held until 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, Patrick Kron was Chief Executive Officer of Imerys before joining Alstom in 2002.

He was appointed CEO of Alstom, then Chairman and CEO in 2003, a position he held until January 2016, when he created PKC&I.

Patrick Kron was awarded the Légion d’honneur in 2004 and is Officer of National Order of Merit since 2007.

Patrick Kron is a graduate of École polytechnique and the Paris École des mines.

Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group

Directorships as of 12/31/2021

  • Chairman of Imerys*
  • Chairman of Truffle Capital SAS (France)
  • Chairman of PKC&I SAS (France)
    • Permanent representative of PKC&I on the Supervisory Board of Segula Technologies
  • Director of Holcim* (Switzerland)
  • Director of Viohalco (Belgium)

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.