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Laurent Guillot

Laurent Guillot

Group Independant Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Innovation, Technology & Climate Committee

Expertise and experience

Born in 1969, Laurent Guillot, a French national, is a graduate of École Polytechnique and of École des Ponts Paris Tech engineering school, and holds a postgraduate degree in macroeconomics from Université Paris I.

He began his career with the French Ministry of Finance in 1996, initially as head of the Energy unit in the Forecasting Department and then as head of the Central Africa unit within the Treasury Department's International Division. In 1999, he was appointed technical advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, first on maritime issues and then on budgetary, financial and industrial issues.

He joined Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in 2002 as Vice President of Corporate Planning. He was appointed Vice-President of Construction Abrasives in 2004, becoming Vice President of High-Performance Refractories and Diesel Particulate Filters the following year. In 2007, he was appointed General Delegate for Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

Laurent Guillot served as Saint-Gobain's Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to the end of 2015.

In 2016, he was appointed Vice-President of the High-Performance Materials business. The following year, he became Senior Vice-President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of the High-Performance Materials business, with direct oversight over the Performance Plastics business.

Since January 1, 2019, he has been Chief Operating Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of High-Performance Solutions and also has responsibility for information systems.

Laurent Guillot would bring to the Board his financial expertise, skills and experience as an operational and functional manager of a global industrial group, as well as his expertise in high-performance materials, industrialization and information systems.


Current offices

  • Safran: Group Independant Director
  • Non-group : Chief Operating Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
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  • © Jean Chiscano / Safran