Laurent Guillot is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Ponts Paris Tech engineering school, and holds a post-graduate degree in macroeconomics from the University of Paris I. After starting his career in government, notably serving as technical advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, Laurent Guillot joined Compagnie Saint-Gobain in 2002. There he managed various businesses in France and internationally until 2009, when he became Group Chief Financial Officer and later Chief Operating Officer. From 2016, he served as head of the High Performance Materials business. Laurent Guillot is an independent director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Safran group. Currently advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he took up his position as ORPEA’s Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2022.