Jérôme Contamine


Jérôme Contamine has been Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Sanofi since March 16, 2009.

He joined Veolia in 2000 as Executive Vice-President of Finance, before becoming Executive Vice-President responsible for cross-functional activities in 2002, and Senior Executive Vice-President of Veolia Environnement in 2003 until January 16, 2009. Between 1988 and 2000, he held several financial positions within the Elf group including Financing and Treasury Director (1991 to 1994), Deputy Director in Europe and the US for the Exploration and Production Division, and CEO of Elf Norway (1995-1998). In 1999 he was appointed Director of the integration group with Total, tasked with reorganizing the new merged entity, TotalFinaElf, and in 2000 became Vice-President of Continental European and Central Asian Operations for the Exploration and Production Division of Total.

Jérôme Contamine graduated from École polytechnique and from École nationale d’administration and is a special advisor to the French Court of Auditors (Cour des comptes).