Francis Paul Mer is a French businessperson who has been the head of 13 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Chairman at National Technical Research Association and Chairman of Fédération Française de l'Acier. Mr. Mer is also on the board of Fondation pour l'Innovation Politique and Viohalco SA and Chairman for Foundation Condorcet.
He previously held the position of Co-Chairman at ArcelorMittal SA Chairman for Cockerill Sambre SA and Chairman at Ugine SA (both are subsidiaries of ArcelorMittal SA), Vice Chairman of Safran SA, Chairman for Le Cercle de l'Industrie, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Usinor Sacilor SA, Chief Executive Officer-Mousson at Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Chairman for World Steel Association, Chairman at Université Paris Dauphine, Chairman for Entreprises pour l'Environnement and Chairman of European Confederation of Iron & Steel Industries.
Mr. Mer received an undergraduate degree from Ecole Polytechnique and an undergraduate degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.