People: Alstom SA (ALSO.PA)
19 Dec 2014
Mr. Patrick Kron has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alstom SA and a Member of the Company's Executive Committee. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Alstom SA on July 24, 2001 and he became CEO of the Company on January 1, 2003 and Chairman of the Board and CEO on March 11, 2003. Mr. Kron is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris in Engineering. He started his career in the French Ministry of Industry between 1979 and 1984 and then held various senior operational and financial positions within the Pechiney Group. From 1984 to 1988, he held operational responsibilities in one of the group's factories in Greece before becoming Manager of this Greek subsidiary. Between 1988 and 1993, he occupied several senior operational and financial positions within Pechiney, first managing a group of activities in the processing of aluminum and eventually as President of the Electrometallurgy Division. In 1993, he became a Member of the Executive Committee of the Pechiney Group and was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Carbone Lorraine Company from 1993 to 1997. From 1995 to 1997, he ran the Food and Health Care Packaging Sector of Pechiney and held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the American National Can Company in Chicago (USA). From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Kron was CEO of Imerys before joining Alstom SA. He was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur on September 30, 2004 and became an Officer of the National Order of Merit on November 18, 2007.
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