Appointment within AREVA group

Press release

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 Operating Officer.

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 Science from 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.
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