Clément de Villepin began his career in 1996 with the Valeo Group, where he served in a number of roles including head of human resources for industrial operations.
In 2001, he joined the Scottish & Newcastle Group and Brasseries Kronenbourg, where he was successively head of human resources for the industry and R&D activities; competitiveness project lead; head of human resources for the on-trade market & retail departments and head of human resources for the sales, marketing and retail business.
From 2008 to 2016, at the Suez Group, he was human resources director and a member of the Executive Committee of the international division, having previously served as human resources director and a member of the Executive Committee of the Degrémont subsidiary.
From 2016, Clément de Villepin served as Group Human Resources Director at Transdev, and supported the Group's growth and competitiveness plans in France and internationally as a member of the Transdev Executive Committee
Clément de Villepin holds a post-graduate degree (DESS) in human resources management from Université Paris IX Dauphine (1995) and an MBA from Université de Malakoff Paris V and Universitat de Dret de Barcelona (1993).
Clément de Villepin joined the Thales Group in April 2021 as Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources.