An American national born in 1954, Independent Director Philippe Dauman is chairman of the Strategy, Investment and Sustainable Development Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee of Lafarge.
He was elected to the Board of Directors of Lafarge in 2007. He is director, president, and chief executive officer of Viacom, USA. He began his career working for the New York law firm Shearman & Sterling, where he became partner. He was general counsel and secretary of the Board of Directors of Viacom from 1993 to 1998, executive vice president from 1995 to 2000, and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000. He was a director of Lafarge North America from 1997 to 2006.
In 2000, he became joint chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DND Capital Partners LLC. Philippe Dauman is a director of National Amusements, member of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, member of the Executive Committee of Lenox Hill Hospital, member of the Dean’s Council at Columbia Law School, member of the Business Roundtable, co-chairman of the Partnership for New York, member of the Board of Directors of the Kipp Foundation, and member of the Paley Media Council, all in the USA.