Biography of Michel de Fabiani

The Benchmarking and Information Committee (BIC)

Chair (Interim)

Michel de Fabiani

IFA (the French Institute of Directors) 


Michel is currently Non-Executive Director for Valeo, Valco and Ebtrans. He is also currently a member of the Finance and Risks committee and of Remuneration, Nomination and Governance committee of Valeo. From 2012 Michel has also held the position of Vice President of the Franco British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Paris), he was previously President from 2004-2007, and again from 2011-2012. 

Michel de Fabiani has been President of the Board of the British Hertford Hospital Corporation in Paris since November 2006 and is also the President and founder of the Cercle Economique Sully (a Paris based think tank).

Michel graduated the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), the top Business School in Paris in 1967. As well as doing civil service in Morocco he served at BMCE Bank in Casablanca from 1967 to 1969. He then joined the BP Group in 1969 and went on to have an executive career there until 2015, during his time he held various positions in the company’s Nutrition, Chemicals, Finance, and Oil businesses in Milan, Paris and Brussels.

Michel was appointed Chairman and CEO of BP France and served from 1995 – 2005. He became CEO of the BP Mobil Fuels Joint Venture in Europe (1997-2000) and Vice President Europe for the BP Group from 2000 to end 2005 when he retired from the BP Group after 36 years of activity.

He was also Vice President of EUROPIA (the Brussels-based European Petroleum Industry Association) from 1997 to 2005 and also a Non-executive Director at Institut Français de Pétrole from 1997 to 2005.

Born on 17th June 1945, married to Marie-Odile Bongard, he has a son and two daughters and eight grandchildren.

Michel enjoys classical music, fitness, collecting ancient books on Rome, the Mediterranean History and North Africa, and also collects miniature cars.