Appointed to De Beers sa board May, 2011
Born in Nancy in 1955, Mr Mellier received a degree in mechanical engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées in Paris in 1979, and an MBA from INSEAD in 1980. He began his career at the Ford Motor Company where he spent 19 years in various senior management positions.
He joined Renault, as a senior vice president, and in 2001 moved to Volvo AB to become Chairman and CEO of Renault Trucks and a member of the Volvo Group Executive Committee. Before being named De Beers CEO in May 2011, he was Executive Vice President of the Alstom Group