Benjamin Fremaux, 35, is Executive Director at Messier Maris, an independent M&A advisory firm
Prior, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Enrichment Technology, a joint venture between AREVA and URENCO dedicated to centrifuge manufacturing for uranium enrichment. He was responsible for the operation of five plants and 1,400 employees located in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and the United States (New Mexico).
Benjamin started his career in the French Administration for the Ministry of Industry. He joined Christine Lagarde’s private cabinet in 2008, at the time Ms. Lagarde was Minister for Economy and Finance, as an advisor first on tax reforms (carbon tax and local tax reforms) and then on energy and industry matters (renewable market, electricity market reforms). In 2011, Benjamin joined AREVA, a multinational integrated nuclear power company, as Senior Executive VP for Strategy and M&A and Secretary to the Executive Board. He has elaborated the new Strategic Action Plan for the years 2011-2016 and has been put in charge of a 1.2 billion-euro divesture program that he has successfully achieved in a year. Benjamin has a degree from l’Ecole Polytechnique and l’Ecole des Mines de Paris.