Graduate, EDHEC, France, 1967. Master of Business Administration, European Institute Business Administration, France, 1970.
Executive vice president Rhône Poulenc Chimie, France, 1972-1989. Consejero delegado Grupo Salvat, Spain, 1989-1991. President, Chief Executive Officer, Neste Chems.Neste Oy, Espoo, Finland, 1991.
President, Chief Executive Officer Dynea Oy, Helsinki, 1999—2002. Board directors various North America and European companies.
Lieutenant French Navy, 1967-1969. Member International Forum, World Economic Forum.
Married Rosine M. Facques, September 10, 1971. Children: Thibault, Alexandra.