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Jean-François Phelizon, Ph.D.

Jean-François Phelizon, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

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Jean-François Phelizon is Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Paris, France-based Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. He was previously Senior Vice President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain as well as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain Corporation, headquartered in Malvern, PA.

When not advising Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Jean-François teaches at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo) and occasionally at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is also the author of several books on business strategy and management, including A New Art of War, published in French and in English by Editions Nuvis.

Jean-François has been awarded the "chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite" or National Order of Merit as well as the “chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur” or Legion of Honor, by the French Government, and was honored for his outstanding achievements as a global business leader by the French-American Chamber of Commerce.


Mr. Phelizon is a graduate of Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris, France and holds a Ph.D. in Economic Science from the Paris University.

About Saint-Gobain

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world, is a leading manufacturer of flat glass, glass packaging, construction products (insulation, gypsum products, exterior building products, and piping) and high-performance materials (abrasives, industrial ceramics, high-performance plastics, and reinforcements). The company is also a leading distributor of building materials in Europe.  Saint-Gobain employs around 180,000 people in 64 countries throughout the world. Its worldwide sales approximate $45 billion.


Saint-Gobain Corporation, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is the holding company for the U.S.- and Canadian-based businesses of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.

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