Gilles Benoist

69 years old


Corporate Director 

Independent Director and member of the Audit and Financial Statements Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Strategy Committee of SUEZ

Date of initial appointment: July 15, 2008

Start date of current mandate: May 22, 2014

Termination date of mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending  December 31, 2017.

Others titles and positions held (excluding Group):

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Compagnie Internationale André Trigano;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Louis Dreyfus Holding BV (Netherlands);
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of GIMAR and Cie;
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inverewe Credit Opportunities Master Fund ICAV (Dublin).


Gilles Benoist, born on  December 12, 1946, has a degree in Law and is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. In 1981, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Minister of the Economy and Finance. In 1983, he became an auxiliary judge at the Cour des Comptes. From 1987 to 1991, he was General Secretary of Crédit Local de France, a member of the Executive Committee, and advisor to the Deputy CEO of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations before being appointed Director of Central Services of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in 1991. From 1993 to July 1998, Mr. Benoist was General Secretary, a member of the Executive Committee and Director of Human Resources of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. He was Chairman of the Management Board of CNP Assurances from 1998 and CEO and Director from July 2007 to June 2012.