Philippe Salle was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Altran group since June 2011.
He began his career at Total in Indonesia before joining Accenture in 1990. He moved to McKinsey in 1995, where he was promoted to Senior Manager in 1998. He joined the Vedior Group (now Randstad, a company listed on Amsterdam Euronext) in 1999 and was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vedior France in 2002, and President of the Southern Europe zone in 2006 (France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland). He held this position until 2007, when he joined the Geoservices group (now Schlumberger, a company listed on the New York, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Zurich stock exchanges), a technological company in the oil sector operating in 52 countries with nearly 7,000 employees, first as Managing Director then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer up to March 2011. He moved to Altran as Chairman and Chief Executive, before joining the Elior group as Chairman of the Board of Directors on March 10th 2015 and Chairman and CEO since April 29th.
Philippe Salle is a member of the Board of Directors of GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) since February 2014 and a member of the Board of Directors of Bourbon since May 2014. He is Knight of the French National Order of Merit and Knight of the French Legion of Honour. He is also Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
Philippe Salle is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris and obtained an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (Chicago, USA).