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Industrialist, Businessman

FrenchBorn Louis SCHWEITZER

Chairman of Renault

Born on July 08, 1942 in Geneva, Switzerland , Switzerland (79 years)

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Louis Schweitzer is the son of Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1963 to 1973. He is the grandnephew of Albert Schweitzer, and so related to Jean-Paul Sartre.

Louis Schweitzer has a degree in law and is a graduate of France's elite Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Ecole Nationale d'Administration.


He was appointed Inspector of Finance at the French Treasury in 1970. In 1981 he became Chief of Staff to Laurent Fabius in his various government posts (Budget Minister, Minister for Industry and Research and Prime Minister).

He joined Renault in 1986 and became Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategic Planning in 1988.

He was appointed Executive Vice President and COO in 1989, and President and COO in 1990. He was Renault's Chairman and CEO from May 1992 to April 2005, and president of the Renault-Nissan Alliance Board from 2001 to 2005. On April 29, 2005 he became Chairman of the Renault Board of Directors.

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