Jérôme Perrin is engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris (X74, 1977), doctor in physics (PhD and professor accreditation) from the University of Paris Denis Diderot (1983). Originally researcher of the CNRS (French Scientific National Research Center) in plasma physics and chemistry, he joined the Balzers & Leybold group – now Oerlikon – in 1997 as R&D director on plasma reactors for flat panel display and solar panel manufacturing. In 2001 he became R&D program director in Air Liquide, particularly on hydrogen and fuel cells.
Then in 2007 he joined Renault as VP director of advanced engineering projects for the reduction of energy consumption and environmental impact of vehicles, towards the future electric mobility. In June 2012 he was appointed Director & General Manager of the VeDeCoM Institute, an Institute for Energy Transition carbon-free electric vehicles and mobility. In July 2014 he returned to Renault as VP Scientific Director.