He started his professional career at DEGRÉMONT in 1978 and then was appointed in 1989 as Chief Operating Officer of DEGRÉMONT SPAIN in BILBAO. During this period, he also acted as director of AGUAS de BARCELONA. Then, Jean-Louis Chaussade became Directeur Général Exécutif (ie Executive Director) of DUMEZ COPISA SPAIN in 1992.
In 1997, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of LYONNAISE des EAUX in South America and as Directeur Général délégué of ENGIE South América region.
In 2000, he became Chief Executive Officer (Président Directeur Général) of DEGRÉMONT and, in 2004, Associate General Director of ENGIE and Directeur Général (ie General Manager) of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
Since July 2008, Jean-Louis Chaussade has served as Directeur Général (ie General Manager) of GROUPE SUEZ (previously named SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT), listed on Euronext Paris and Brussels (15,1 milliards Euros of turnover / 82.000 employees in 2015).
Jean-Louis Chaussade was a member of the Comité de direction of ENGIE from May 2011 to July 2013.
He also exercised the function of Président of the Conseil de Ssurveillance (ie Board of Surveyors) of the Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen (IPEMED) from December 2011 to December 2013.
Since Octobre 20011, he has been Director of CRITERIA CAIXAHOLDING S.A.U. (Spain).
Jean-Louis Chaussade is the Vice President of the Comité France Chine and President of the Conseil des Chefs d’entreprise France-Pays of the Arabian Peninsula at the Medef International. He is also President oft the group «économie circulaire » at AFEP.
In october 2016, he was appointed as President of the Board of Directors of the Université de Technologie of Compiègne (France).
Jean-Louis Chaussade graduated from ESTP and holds a Master of Economy. He also graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris and from AMP of the Harvard Business School.