France: Saint-Gobain has appointed Laurence Pernot as its Communications Vice President (VP). She joins the company from Vallourec Group, where she has been the Communications VP since 2013.
Following post-graduate studies in American History and Anthropology at the University of the Sorbonne, Pernot began her career with the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. In 1993, she was appointed Communications VP for the Regional Council of Loire Atlantique, before moving to the industry and joining the Areva Group in 2001. She stayed there until 2013, initially as Communications VP for the Areva La Hague site and then as Communications VP for Areva North America, based in Washington DC, US, and finally as Deputy Communications VP for the Areva Group.