Governance and organization

AREVA NP is a subsidiary of the AREVA group.

As of July 1, 2016, the AREVA group is organized into two separate entities - AREVA NP and NEW AREVA - each with an Executive Committee in charge of steering operations.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is placed under the responsibility of Bernard Fontana, Chief Executive Officer of AREVA NP : an experienced leadership team aligned on core values and a single vision for AREVA NP.

Bernard Fontana – AREVA NP CEO

On September 1, 2015, Bernard Fontana joined the AREVA group and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AREVA NP.

He manages all AREVA NP Business Units and the Sales/Regional Platforms, Operational Excellence, Safety/Environment/Protection, Human Resources, Offers and Projects and Program Management Office.

Bernard Fontana holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées in Paris. He has 30 years’ experience in the chemical, steel and building materials industries (SNPE, ArcelorMittal, APERAM and Holcim). From February 2012 to September 2015, he served as CEO of Holcim Ltd., ensuring the company’s successful fusion with Lafarge.

Philippe Braidy – Executive Officer (Deputy CEO)

He manages the Finance, Strategy/Innovation/Communications, Legal/Compliance, Risks/Audit, and Information Systems Functions.

  • 30 years’ experience as Technical and Financial Director in public administrations (Ministry of Budget, Prime minister’s office, CEA…)
  • Former head of regional and local Development and network in Caisse des Dépôts

David Emond – Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Components Business Unit

  • 17 years’ experience in the nuclear industry, including French Nuclear Safety Authority, and several French Ministries
  • Experience in Project management in OL3 and Taishan

Lionel Gaiffe – Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Fuel Business Unit

  • 25 years’ experience in the nuclear industry (fuel cycle and MOX fuel)
  • Former head of Operations of the AREVA Fuel Manufacturing activities

Frédéric Lelièvre – Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Sales, Regional Platforms and the Instrumentation and Control Business Unit

  • 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications (Alcatel-Lucent) and the energy industry (CEA, AREVA Recycling BU)
  • Former AREVA Vice Commercial Officer

Nicolas Maes – Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Installed Base Business Unit

  • 15 years’ experience in the building materials, mining and nuclear industries
  • Former head of Operations of the Mining activities within AREVA

Alexis Marincic – Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Engineering & Design Authority

  • 30 years’ experience in the nuclear industry
  • Negotiation of the ATMEA Shareholder agreement, in charge of the conceptual design of the ATMEA 1 reactor

Yves Merel – Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Operational Excellence

He manages the Quality, Operational Performance, Purchasing and Industrial Strategy.

  • 25 years’ experience in the industry in France, in the USA, and in Singapore
  • Former head of the Operational Excellence programs of Wagon, FCI and Constellium.

Jean-Bernard Ville – Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Large Projects Business Unit

  • 20 years’ experience in the project management for large projects in the marine and airport construction infrastructures and in the nuclear field
  • Former head of the Front End business major investments