Since 2017, Philippe Bastien is Regional President of the Architectural Glass Division, formerly Building & Industrial Division, of AGC Glass Europe*, the European glass branch of the world's leading glass producer AGC (Japan).
The Division produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the building (external glazing and interior decoration), solar and industrial sectors. It manages an extensive industrial network in Europe, from Spain to Russia, and exports glass products all over the world. The Division makes approximately € 1.6 billion sales and employs around 9,000 people.
Ph. Bastien joined the company, formerly Glaverbel, in 1992, as management controller and subsidiary’s financial manager. In 1998, he was appointed as marketing manager for the building glass products in Europe. While a global management system was implemented at AGC, he took over worldwide strategic projects and business development responsibilities, including research and development, for the building sector.
In 2008, he became President of AGC Solar SBU (solar glass products), in charge of the worldwide operations of this AGC strategic business. From 2012 to 2017, he led the Building & Industrial Glass Division as General Manager. Under his management, the Division redefined its strategic direction in order to grow the value by developing new businesses and moving down the value chain.
In 2018, Ph. Bastien has also been an executive officer at AGC and Vice-President of Glass For Europe, the trade association for Europe’s flat glass sector and became Chairman in 2020.
Born in 1967, Ph. Bastien is graduated with a master’s in Business Engineering at the Brussels university (ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles). He has also followed an industrial marketing programme at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and an advanced management programme at the Harvard University (Boston, US).
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