College, of Bourgoin, Lveee du Parc, Lyon, Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris.
He was President of the Conseil national du patronat français, the main pro-business organization in France, from 1981 to 1986. He has authored many books about free enterprise. He had a brother, Lucien.
Gattaz worked as an engineer for Aciéries du Nord (later Usinor-Denain) from 1948 to 1950.
He worked for Citroën from 1950 to 1954. He served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1952 to 1993.
He has served as the Chairman of its Supervisory Board since 1994. Gattaz served on the Board of Directors of Moulinex from 1988 to 1993.
Gattaz served on the Board of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique from 1979 to 1981.
He served as the President of the Conseil national du patronat français, the main pro-business organization in France, from 1981 to 1986. Gattaz founded Association Jeunesse et Entreprises, a non-profit organization which brings young people and the business world together, in 1986. Gattaz was inducted into the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques on May 29, 1989.
He served as its President in 1999.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fondation Fourmentin-Guilbert. Gattaz has authored many books about free enterprise.
Conseil economique et social 1979-1989. Institut de France (Academy, des Sciences morales et politiques) since 1989.
Married Genevieve Beurley in 1954.