Philippe Marini entered government service via the Finance Inspectorate in 1974 and was later appointed deputy chief of the Planning Commission’s finance service (1978-79). He went on to join the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), where he served as Deputy Director (1979-82) and Director for Financial Services (1982-1989). He operated simultaneously as a board member and Financial Director of the CEA’s industrial holding company C.E.A. Industrie (1984-1989) and Chairman and CEO of its real estate holding company Varenne-Kleber (1980-1989).
Philippe became member of Arjil Bank’s management board (1989-94) and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of Kleinwort Benson Gimar & Cie. (1995-97). A lawyer with the Paris bar since 1998, he also practiced with law firm Stibbe Simont, Monahan, Duhot and Giroux.
Elected as Councilor of Compiègne in 1977, he has served as the commune’s mayor since 1987 and has chaired its Urban Agglomeration panel since 2005. He was Senator of Oise from 1992 to 2015, general commissioner from 1998 to 2011, and President of the Senate Finance Committee from 2011 to 2014.
A member of Gimar & Cie’s supervisory board since its creation in 1999, Philippe became chairman of its management board in January 2015.