Saint-Gobain to Shift Executive Leadership
March 1, 2021
Pierre-André de Chalendar, chairman and chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain, will be stepping down from his role as CEO, and will be replaced by Benoit Bazin, currently chief operateing officer, according to a statement included in the company’s latest earnings report. Chalendar will remain in his role as chairman.
“I am delighted to be soon handing over the executive role to Benoit, who has in-depth knowledge of the Group, has shown his leadership in the different strategic and operating roles he has held, ...” says Chalendar. “He perfectly embodies the Group’s values and its future, and will successfully steer the Group forward in the best interests of its shareholders and all of its stakeholders.”
I feel very honored that the Board has appointed me to take over as Group chief executive officer and I would like to thank them for their trust,” says Bazin. “I would also like to particularly thank Pierre-André, with whom I have worked for many years: he launched the profound transformation of the Group –the benefits of which we are seeing today – and put me in a position where I could play a leading role in this process alongside him. I look forward to serving as Chief Executive Officer under his Chairmanship. I firmly believe that thanks to the quality and engagement of our teams, SaintGobain has significant growth and profitability potential while being ideally placed to play a decisive role in meeting today’s global challenges of climate change, protection of natural resources and inclusion.”