Engineering Director, VINCI Construction
Originally from the Alps region, France, Chloé Clair holds degrees in both architecture and civil engineering. She earned her degree of Architecture from Ecole d’Architecture de la Villette, as well as an Engineer Diploma from Polytechnique, Ponts et Chaussées and a Master’s degree in Environmental and Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Chloé Clair spent most of her career working outside France.
First in San Francisco, USA, at Skidmore, Owings & Lerrill, LLP, as a structural engineer (2001-2002) and then in Paris, France, at Egis Group as an environmental engineer and Business Development manager (2003-2006).
She then joined Bouygues Bâtiment International, where she successively held the positions of Design Manager (2006-2007) on Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus, Business Development Manager (2007-2008) in the Caribbean area and Trinidad & Tobago, Sustainable Construction Director (2009-2011) for the whole Group, and lastly Technical Director, Bouygues Thai and then Asia-Pacific Area (from 2012). She recently established herself for six years in Bangkok to cover several missions in South East Asia. Her experience ranges from large construction sites like airports, luxury hotels to super-tall buildings.
In May 2017, she joined VINCI Construction as Chief Technical Officer (a new role in the company), with the strong will to focus on integrating innovation and digital transformation into design and construction.
She coordinates innovation within VINCI Construction through the lens of 3 main topics:
- Addressing demographic and environmental issues
- Creating tomorrow’s products and uses functionalities, focusing on customers’ needs
- Enhancing project performance at all levels, from design to construction and operation
Throughout the years, she has also been a champion of diversity in the workplace, believing that women should claim their rightful spot and respect in the construction and tech industry by leveraging their competence and making themselves heard.