Gérard HAUSER was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nexans from June 2000 to June 2009. He joined Alcatel in 1996 and became President of its Cable and Component Sector in 1997 and Member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel. From 1975 till 1996, he worked for the Pechiney Group, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pechiney World Trade first and of Pechiney Rhénalu later; he was later appointed Senior Executive Vice President of American National Can and member of the Group Executive Board.

From 1965 till 1975, Gérard Hauser covered several senior positions in the Philips Group.