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Bernard Fontana to be named president and CEO of AREVA NP

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Staff writer | Paris, France | August 3, 2015
Bernard FontanaAugust 3, 2015, Paris, France - Bernard Fontana will join AREVA on September 1, 2015 to be appointed president and CEO of AREVA NP.
Mr. Fontana began his career with Groupe SNPE in France. In 1998, he was appointed Head of U.S. operations and, from 2001 to 2004, was a Member of the Executive Committee in charge of Chemicals and of Industrial Explosives activities.

Shortly after joining ArcelorMittal in 2004, he was given responsibility for Human Resources, Information Technology and business development at Flat Carbon. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Executive Committee of ArcelorMittal with responsibility for the Automotive Worldwide Business Unit.

In his capacity as Group Management Committee member, he was subsequently responsible for HR and coordinated the global alliance with Nippon Steel.

From 2010 until 2011, Mr. Fontana was CEO of Aperam, a Luxembourg-domiciled stainless-steel company, spun off from ArcelorMittal in the fall of 2010. Since February 1, 2012, he has been CEO of Holcim Ltd., ensuring the company’s successful fusion with Lafarge.

Mr. Fontana holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées in Paris.


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