French national born in 1953, Patrick Kron is a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a Member of the Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee of LafargeHolcim Ltd. He was elected to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd in 2017. Patrick Kron is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Paris Ecole des Mines, France.
He began his career at the French Industry Ministry in 1979 before joining the Pechiney group in 1984, where he held senior operational responsibilities in one of the group’s largest factories in Greece before becoming manager of Pechiney’s Greek subsidiary in 1988.
Between 1988 and 1993, Patrick Kron held various operational and financial positions, first managing a group of activities in aluminium processing, before being appointed Chairman and CEO of Pechiney Électrométallurgie. In 1993, he became Member of the Executive Committee of the Pechiney group and was Chairman and CEO of Carbone Lorraine from 1993 to 1997. From 1995 to 1997, he ran Pechiney’s Food and Health Care Packaging Sector and held the position of COO of the American National Can Company in Chicago (United States).
From 1998 to 2002, Patrick Kron was Chairman of the Executive Board of Imerys SA. A director of Alstom since July 2001, he was appointed CEO of Alstom in January 2003, and then Chairman and CEO in March 2003, a position he held until January 2016, when he created PKC&I (Patrick Kron - Conseils & Investissements). In November 2016, he was appointed Chairman of Truffle Capital, Paris, France. In June 2019 he was appointed Chairman and in October 2019 interim CEO of Imerys SA, Paris, France. His other mandates include that he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi S.A., Paris, France, and of Segula Technologies S.A., Nanterre, France. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Bouygues, Paris, France and of Halcor Metal Works S.A., Athens, Greece until 2019.