Appointments Within AREVA
PARIS -- December 17, 2012
Regulatory News :
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) :
Magali Smets is appointed Executive Vice President, next to the Chief
Executive Officer, Secretary to the Executive Management Board (EMB). She
reports to Luc Oursel, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Guillaume Dureau is appointed Senior Executive Vice President, Front End
Business Group. The Front End Business Group combines the services of uranium
conversion and enrichment along with the manufacturing of fuel assemblies for
nuclear reactors. Guillaume Dureau reports to Philippe Knoche, AREVA Chief
Benjamin Fremaux joins ETC (Enrichment Technology Company), joint venture
between URENCO and AREVA, as Chief Operating Officer. ETC designs and
manufactures uranium enrichment centrifuges.
These appointments will be effective as of January 1, 2013.
Magali Smets is a graduate engineer from Centrale Lille (France) and holds a
Master of Sciencefrom the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a
specialization in electricity market deregulation. She started her career in
1999 as a consultant at McKinsey and Company and as an active member in the
energy practice. In 2001, she joined Alstom T&D in the strategy department,
then went on at AREVA T&D where she became strategy director. There, she led
the implementation of the strategic planning process. In 2007, she joined
AREVA Brussels and headed the representation office in 2011.
Guillaume Dureau, inspecteur des Finances, is a graduate engineer from Ecole
Polytechnique, from ENSAE and holds a degree (DEA) in Economics. He started
his career in 1988 at the National Institute of Statistics & Economic Studies
(INSEE). From 1992 to 2002, he then worked for the French Ministry of Economy
and Finance. In 2002 he began working for AREVA in the role of VP in charge of
strategy and internal audit for one of its affiliate, AREVA NP. Guillaume
Dureau then took over as SVP, in charge of strategy and M&A for the AREVA
group. In 2006 he became EVP in charge of Equipment Business Unit whilst
being a member of the ETC Board. In May 2010 he was appointed as CEO of ETC.
Benjamin Fremaux is a graduate of École Polytechnique and holds the rank of
Ingénieur in the Corps des Mines. He began his career in 2006 as head of the
Industrial Development and Energy Division of the Languedoc-Roussillon DRIRE
(regional department of Industry, Research and the Environment) and the
regional Prefect’s program officer for research and economic development. End
of 2008, he was appointed technical advisor to the cabinet of the French
Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment, first on tax policy and
subsequently on sustainable economic development. In February 2011, Benjamin
Fremaux became Senior Vice President, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and,
as of July 2011 is also appointed Secretary to the Executive Board.
AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise
and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are
setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process
of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated
offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor
design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding its
operations to renewable energies – wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and
storage – to be one of the leaders in this sector worldwide.
With these two major offers, AREVA’s 48,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of
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