Chairman of the Board of Directors
Pascal Colombani is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valeo and Senior Advisor for innovation, high technology and energy at the A.T. Kearney strategic consultancy firm.
He is a member of the French Academy of Technology and a Director of Technip SA, Alstom SA and Energy Solutions Inc. In January 2000, he was appointed Managing Director of the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique – CEA), a position that he held until December 2002. The instigator of the restructuring of the industrial holdings of the CEA and the creation of Areva in 2000, he chaired the Supervisory Board of Areva until May 2003. Between 1997 and 1999, he was the Director of Technology at the French Ministry for Research.
Pascal Colombani spent close to 20 years (1978-1997) at Schlumberger in various positions, in the US and in Europe, before becoming Chairman and CEO of its Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo.
Pascal Colombani is a graduate of École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud, is an associate professor of physics and has a doctorate in science.