Claude Imauven is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and "Ingénieur au corps des mines". He began his career in 1983 at the French Ministry of Industry, where he held several management positions in public administration, especially as part of the Minister's staff (Foreign Trade and Industry).
His career at Saint-Gobain began in 1993 within the Flat Glass Division, where he became successively Vice-President of Industrial Policy then VP Industry and Finance.
In 1996, he was appointed General Delegate for Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Returning to France in 1999, he joined the Pipe Division as Chief Operating Officer of Pont-à-Mousson SA. In 2001, he became Chairman & CEO of that company and President of the Pipe Division.
In April 2004, Claude Imauven was appointed Senior Vice-President of Saint-Gobain and President of the Construction Products Sector.
From January 2016 to December 2018, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Saint-Gobain Group.
Claude Imauven has been a director of the Orano group since it was restructured in July 2017, having served as a director of the AREVA group since January 2015.