Christian STREIFF

Director – independent
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Member of the Appointments and Compensation Committee
Christian Streiff
Christian Streiff

Expertise and experience

Born in 1954, Christian Streiff started working for the Saint-Gobain group as Department Engineer of the Pipe Division at Halbergerhütte (Germany) from 1979 to 1982. He then served as Vice President of Planning and Strategy of the Fiber Reinforcements Division from 1982 to 1985, Manager of the Herzogenrath plant between 1985 and 1988, General Manager of Vetrotex Deutschland (formerly Gevetex) (Germany) between 1989 and 1991, General Manager of Vetri SpA (Italy) from 1992 to 1994, General Manager of Saint-Gobain Emballage from 1994 to 1997, Vice-President, Pipe Division and Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Pont-à-Mousson SA from 1997 to 2001, Head of Abrasives and Ceramics & Plastics Divisions (Paris and Boston – USA), Group Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2004 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2005.

In 2006, Christian Streiff was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Airbus and member of the Managing Board of EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company).

From 2007 to 2009, Christian Streiff was Chairman of the Executive Board of PSA Peugeot-Citroën.

He is the author of a novel, Kriegspiel (Editions La Nuée Bleue, 2000).


Current offices

  • Safran :
    • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors: Safran, since May 2013
  • Non-Group :
    • Chairman: CS Conseil
    • Member of the Supervisory Board: Thyssen Krupp AG(1) (Germany)
    • Director: TI-Automotive (UK); Crédit Agricole SA (1) (also a member of the Compensation Committee)
    • Member of the European Advisory Board: Bridgepoint (UK)

(1) Listed company.

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