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Xavier Huillard

Independant Director

Born in 1954 - French nationality

Date of first appointment: 2017
Start of current term: 2021
End of current term: 2025


Xavier Huillard is a graduate of the École polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. He has spent most of his working life in the construction industry in France and abroad. He joined Sogea in December 1996 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of international activities and specific projects, and then became its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. He was appointed Deputy General Manager of VINCI in March 1998 and was Chairman of VINCI Construction from 2000 to 2002. He was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of VINCI and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Energies from 2002 to 2004, then Chairman of VINCI Energies from 2004 to 2005. Xavier Huillard became Director and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI in 2006 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI on May 6, 2010. He was Chairman of the Institut de l’Entreprise from January 2011 to January 2017. Xavier Huillard is Chairman of VINCI Concessions since June 20, 2016.

Positions and activities

Functions within the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: L'Air Liquide S.A.*
  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Appointments and Governance Committee

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: VINCI*
  • Chairman : VINCI Concessions SAS
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board: VINCI Deutschland GmbH
  • Permanent representative of VINCI on the Board of Directors of VINCI Energies, and of Fabrique de la Cité
  • Permanent representative of Snel on the Board of Directors of ASF
  • Permanent representative of VINCI Autoroutes on the Board of Directors of Cofiroute
  • Chairman: Fondation d’entreprise VINCI de la Cité,
  • Director: Kansai Airports
  • Honorary Chairman : Institut de l'entreprise

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.