Jean-Dominique Senard

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Jean-Dominique Senard
Jean-Dominique Senard, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Jean-Dominique Senard, in 2015.
Born (1953-03-07) 7 March 1953 (age 65)
EducationHEC Paris
OccupationCEO Michelin 2012-present
Chairman Renault 2019-present

Jean-Dominique Senard (born 7 March 1953) is a French industrialist in the automobile industry. On 11 May 2012, he succeeded Michel Rollier as chief executive officer of the Michelin tire company after joining the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Senard is the first Michelin CEO not related to the Michelin family.[1] On 24 Jan 2019, Renault's Board of Directors elected Senard as the Chairman of the company.[2]

Early life[edit]

Senard is the son of a diplomat who grew up in numerous embassies around the world. As a child, Jean-Dominique Senard joined the choir of The Paris Boys Choir also known in France as Les Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly[3], where he had a classical music training under the direction of Louis Prudhomme Senard attended the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris where he completed his education with an MA in law, before commencing his ascent through the ranks of France’s leading corporates.[4]


He started his career with various financial and operational management jobs at the oil company Total S.A. between 1979 and 1987. In 1987, Jean-Dominique Senard joined the management of the treasury of Saint-Gobain. In February 1988, he was appointed Deputy Director - then director in January 1991 - in cash and financing.[5] He then moved to construction materials group Saint-Gobain where he remained for nine years before joining aluminium conglomerate Pechiney in 1996 as CFO and a member of its executive committee. When the mining firm Alcan launched a takeover bid for Pechiney in 2003, Senard was appointed chairman and became a member of Alcan’s executive committee.[4]

In March 2005, he joined Michelin as its CFO and executive council member. After the accidental drowning of his boss Édouard Michelin in 2006, he was appointed to managing partner of the group in May 2007. He then also served as head of financial affairs, legal services, plans and results.[4]

Michelin announced in November 2014 that Senard would continue as the managing general partner for the company following a meeting of the firm’s board of directors on 6 October 2014. His term of office was renewed for four years and will expire in the first half of 2019, at the close of the annual shareholders’ meeting.[6]


  1. ^ "Jean-Dominique Senard (Michelin) : "Il faut refondre notre dialogue social"". Les Échos. 30 Jan 2019. Retrieved 30 Jan 2019.
  2. ^ "Jean-Dominique Senard appointed as Renault Chairman". Autodevot. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Forbes Magazine". 24 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Jean-Dominique Senard". 18 July 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Compagnie de Saint-Gobain Nouvel Organigramme". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Jean-Dominique Senard continues as Michelin managing general partner". TyrePress. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.