Jérôme Contamine is a Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (X), France’s most prestigious engineering school, and ENSAE, the national statistics and economics engineering school. He graduated from the elite ENA - Ecole Nationale d’Administration - opting for the French Court of Audit - “Cour des Comptes” in 1984.
After 4 years at the “Cour des Comptes”, as a Senior State General Auditor, he joined Elf Aquitaine in 1988, as advisor to the Chief Financial Officer, and became Group Finance Director & Treasurer in 1991. He became the General Manager of Elf Petroleum Norway in 1995, after being named Deputy Vice President of Elf Upstream Division for Europe and the U.S. In 1999, he was appointed Head of the taskforce for integration with Total, in charge of the reorganization of the merged entity, TotalFinaElf, and became, in 2000, Vice President Europe and Central Asia, Upstream Division of Total.
The same year, he joined Vivendi Environnement as CFO and Deputy General Manager. In 2003, he became Senior Executive Vice President, Deputy General Manager of Veolia Environnement.
He was appointed to his current position in March 2009.