Daniel Tardy

Daniel Tardy - Treasurer CICA

Daniel Tardy studied at Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris, Dipl. : Alumnus of the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, Naval Architect / Engineer, PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nantes.

Daniel Tardy was a construction and naval weapons Engineer at the “Indret” naval station (1958-1964). He was then CEO of Joseph Paris SA, Nantes, specialized in cranes and steel structures (1964-1971). He was President and CEO of Entreprises de Travaux Publics de l’Ouest (ETPO), general contracting company building bridges, dams and harbor infrastructures as well as industrial and office buildings (1971-1998). He was President and CEO of the Compagnie Industrielle et Financières d’Entreprises (CIFE), holding company controlling various general contractors in France, including remote territories in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean (1974-2013).

Daniel Tardy was Head of the Institute of Technology of the University of Nantes (1967-1968); Full Professor (Mechanical Engineer Chair) at the Faculty of Sciences, Nantes (1968-1975); Head of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (1968-1971); Chairman of the Cement Industry Foundation Ecole Française du Béton (application for concrete); Chairman of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Development and Territorial Planning in Europe (IHEDATE).

Daniel Tardy was Chairman of the Board of the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics (FNTP), professional union for infrastructure construction in France (1998-2005); President of the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) (2006-2008); Member, later Vice President and Treasurer of the Executive Board of the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) (2000-2005); Member (since 1999) and President (2005-2011) of the group of Private Corporations, within the Economic Social and Environmental Council (CESE, third assembly of the French Republic).

Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur; Commandeur of the Ordre National du Mérite; Commandeur of the Palmes Académiques.