Jérôme Monod died Thursday, August 18, 2016, at the age of 85 , on his property in Lourmarin (Vaucluse). The memory of this iconic former boss of Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux , intimate Jacques Chirac , was greeted by a chorus of tributes in the political, industrial and media he had marked his mark.
He died peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon in the presence of his family, myself and his three son Fabrizio Donatien and William, “said Saturday AFP his widow Françoise Monod, adding that” it will be buried in the strictest privacy Sunday in the family vault in Lourmarin. “
Jérôme Monod suffered for some time from heart and kidney failure, according to his widow.
a “man of loyalties”
The Elysee has welcomed “a man of loyalty” that “played an important role in political and economic life of our country.” The chairman of the Republicans, Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his “sadness” after the disappearance of this “great servant of the state, accomplished industrial and faithful collaborator of Jacques Chirac”. Jérôme Monod, recalled the former president, “was the first secretary general” of the RPR and had “worked on the creation of the UMP in 2002,” movement that loses a “faithful companion”.
“Sad “former Prime Minister Francois Fillon (LR), welcomed on Twitter personality who had” often guided and whose affection (the) touched. ” Former head of government, but under the presidency of Jacques Chirac, Jean-Pierre Raffarin (LR) hailed on Twitter as “a great leader” and a “disinterested” playing “a major role” as president.
in the same way, Alain Juppé (LR) paid tribute to “a man of action in the service of France, the state of the enterprise” and “a brilliant mind, faithful companion of Jacques Chirac” . The Chair (LR) of the Ile-de-France region Valérie Pécresse praised for its part ?? “a man of convictions to which (she) learned so much”. In the economic world, the president of Engie and Suez, Gérard Mestrallet, praised the “essential role” played by Jérôme Monod in the construction of these groups. “Tireless builder, had a global vision of business environment and energy” and “remain one of the great figures of French industry ??”.
as for the President of M6, Nicolas de Tavernost, he noted “the essential role that Jerome Monod was instrumental in the creation and development of channels Paris Première and M6″ supported by the Lyonnaise des Eaux.
figurehead of this group, Jérôme Monod Chirac was the first time. Born into a Protestant family that counted among its members the Nobel prize Jacques Monod, scientist Théodore Monod, several pastors and filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, Jérôme Monod had ENA, as Jacques Chirac.
he started his career in the office of Michel Debre, General de Gaulle’s prime minister, Jacques Chirac before following in his political rise to the Elysee, where he was considered the eminence grise. In 1980, he took the head of Lyonnaise des Eaux company he has a global water leader, waste and energy, browsing the sites of South America to Japan, and the Middle -orient to China. He also launched a communications business around the television and cable.
In 1997, the merger with Suez had marked the culmination of two decades dedicated to the promotion of his group, facing rival, General Waters, now Vivendi. A religious ceremony will take place on 7 September at 11 am at the Protestant Temple of the Oratory of the Louvre in Paris, “the parish of the Monod family for 200 years,” said his widow told AFP.