Along with the change in corporate governance on January 8, 2015, AREVA SA has also modified its corporate management structure.
On January 8, 2015, the Board of Directors has appointed Philippe Knoche as Chief executive officer.
Mr Philippe Knoche - Chief executive officer
Born on 14 February 1969 in Strasbourg (France), Philippe Knoche is graduated from the École Polytechnique, with a degree in materials science, and also from the École des Mines.
He began his career as a Case handler for the European Commission’s anti-dumping department. He later joined the Consortium de Realisation as Assistant to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
He joined AREVA Group in 2000. After being Senior Vice President in charge of the Group Corporate Strategy, he was appointed in 2004 Executive Vice President of the Back End business unit. He became OL3 project Director in 2006.
In January 2010, Philippe Knoche was Senior Executive Vice President of the Reactors and Services Business Group and became a member of AREVA's Executive Committee.
Philippe Knoche has been appointed Executive Board member and Chief Operating Officer on July 1st, 2011.
Since 8 January 2015, he is Chief executive officer of AREVA.