Bachelor Economics, University Lyon, France, 1973. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Ecole Supérieure de Chimie-Industrielle de Lyon, 1973. Master of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1975.
Management consultant, Bossard Cons., Paris, 1976-1978; management consultant, HB Conseil, Paris, 1978-1979; Chief Financial Officer, Extracorporeal (Johnson & Johnson) France, Neauphle, 1979-1982; Chief Financial Officer, Bayer SA, Puteaux, France, 1982-1991; director finance, board directors, Bayer SA, Puteaux, France, since 1991; Chief Executive Officer, chairman, Distri, Puteaux, since 1991. Member supervisory board Bayer Elastomeres, Lillebonne, France, since 1991, Bayer Polysar France, La Wantzenau, since 1991, Bayer Diagnostics, Puteaux, since 1990, Bayer Pharma, Puteaux, since 1990. Member supervisory board Borchers France, Castres, Bayer Classics, Puteaux, Haarmann et Reimer, St. Ouen l;Aumone, since 1992, Creations Aromatiques, Neuilly, since 1997.
Member International Fiscal Association, Institute Français des Avocat-Conseils Fiscaux, Association Directeurs Financiers, Association Français des Trésoriers.
Married Danielle Berangere Mabon, June 18, 1977. Children: Pierre-Yves, Jean-Bernard, Alain-Xavier.