François de Tarragon: new Chief Executive Officer of the CHIMIREC Group

François de Tarragon - Groupe CHIMIREC

In September 2020, François de Tarragon joined the CHIMIREC Group as International Director and Director of Institutional Relations. Today, he succeeds Didier Gauthier as Chief Executive Officer of the CHIMIREC Group.


Since joining the Group, this physics and geophysics engineer, who also holds a master's degree in international business, has put his thirty years' experience in the environmental sector to good use in the Group's development strategy outside France.
The waste management businesses in Poland, Quebec, Turkey, and Morocco all made significant progress, exceeding the targets set. In 2023, they accounted for more than 15% of the CHIMIREC Group's cumulative profit, and nearly 20% in the last quarter of 2023.

New missions for François de Tarragon 

Since January 1st, 2024, François de Tarragon has been Chief Executive Officer of the CHIMIREC Group. He is responsible for managing and developing the French and foreign waste recycling subsidiaries of the family business, chaired by Jean Fixot.

During the first half of 2024, he will be able to count on Didier Gauthier, his predecessor, to ensure an optimal transition for the continuity of the CHIMIREC Group's activities.

François de Tarragon:

« Tout d’abord, je souhaite remercier le Président Jean Fixot pour sa confiance durable et j’ai conscience que les défis sont majeurs pour le Groupe. En qualité de Directeur international et Directeur des relations institutionnelles depuis près de 4 ans, j’ai pu appréhender les enjeux environnementaux auxquels le Groupe fait face et c’est un immense honneur et un bonheur de contribuer à son développement. Je sais pouvoir compter, comme mon prédécesseur, sur la force et l’engagement des collaborateurs dans sa réussite. »



  • An independent family business founded in 1958. 
  • 350 000 tonnes of waste managed each year, 84% of which is hazardous waste and 16% non-hazardous waste.
  • Traceability: 100 %.
  • 41 sites in France.
  • 7 sites abroad.
  • 9 recovery channels.
  • 1 259 employees in France.
  • 172 employees abroad.

Source: Figures for 2022, taken from the Environment 2023 Report.


Published : 2024-01-17

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