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Christian STREIFF

Born in 1954

  • Director
  • Member of the Risks Committee, of the Strategy and CSR Committee and of the Compensation Committee

Date first appointedMay 2011

Term of office ends2020

Number of Crédit Agricole S.A. shares held at 31/12/2017100

Brief biography

Born in Sarrebourg, Christian Streiff graduated at the top of his class from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1977. He has spent his entire career in the world of industry and technology. With an international profile, he has headed senior management teams in France, Germany, the United States and Italy. He speaks German, English and Italian. From 1979 to 2005, he worked for the Saint-Gobain Group, first in production (automotive foundry at Halbergerhütte in Germany, 1979-1982), then in Management and Executive Management positions: in the fibre branch at Chambéry, France (1985); in the production of fibreglass for Gevetex in Germany (1988); in the packaging sector for Vetri Spa in Italy (1991). In 1994, he returned to France where he was successively appointed Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain Emballage (1996), Chairman of Pont-à-Mousson SA in Nancy (2000), Chairman of the High Performance Materials division (2003), and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint-Gobain Group (2005). He was then appointed Chairman of Airbus in 2005. In 2006, he joined the PSA Peugeot Citroën SA Group, where he served as Chairman of the Management Board. In 2009, due to a serious health accident, he was forced to leave his offices and undertake a long and ambitious self-reconstruction process. From 2012, he gradually returned to professional life, successively holding Director’s positions in Germany (Continental, Thyssenkrupp) and France (Crédit Agricole) and co-heading innovative technology start-ups. In 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Safran Group. Christian Streiff is the author of 2 books: “Kriegspiel” in 2000 and “J’étais un homme pressé” in 2014.

Last update: March 2018

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DirectorFondation pour la Recherche sur les AVC (Strokes Research Foundation)

In other listed companies


DirectorFinmeccanica S.p.A. (Italy) (2013), Thyssen-Krup (Germany) (2015)

ChairmanAstra (2017)

In other non-listed companies


DirectorBridgepoint (UK) (2015)