“ He died peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon in the presence of his family, myself and his three son Fabrizio, Donatien and Guillaume “, said Saturday AFP his widow Françoise Monod, stating that “ 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.
The Elysee has welcomed “ a man Loyalty ” that “ played an important role in political and economic life of our country .”
The president of Republicans Nicolas Sarkozy expressed “ sadness ” after the disappearance of the “ great servant of the state, accomplished industrial and faithful collaborator Jacques Chirac . ” Jérôme Monod, recalled the former president, “ was the first Secretary General ” RPR and had “ worked for the creation of the UMP in 2002 ” movement 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 “ disinterested “playing” a major role “at the Elysee.
Similarly, Alain Juppé (LR) paid tribute to “ a man of action in the service of France, state, business ” 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 conviction with which (she) learned so much .”
In the economic world, the president of Engie and Suez, Gérard Mestrallet, praised the “ essential ” played by Jérôme Monod in the construction of these groups. “ tireless builder, had a global vision of environmental professions and Energy ” and “ will remain one of the great figures of French industry .”
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As for the President of M6, Nicolas de Tavernost, he noted “ the essential role played Jérôme Monod in creation and the development of channels Paris Première and M6 “by involving the Lyonnaise des Eaux.
A leading figure of the 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, Prime Minister of General de Gaulle, before following Jacques Chirac 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 America South Japan, and the Middle East 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, Generale des Eaux became Vivendi.
A religious ceremony will take place on September 7 at 11:00 at the Protestant church of the Oratory of the Louvre in Paris “ Parish of the Monod family for 200 years “, has indicated his widow told AFP.