The AIFEN team
The AIFEN team ensures that the organization is operational: the President leads the Board of Directors meetings and chairs the WNE teaming up with the Executive Director who implements the organization’s strategy. The team follows the roadmap of the Board Committee composed by the Board’s members and driven by the Nuclear Industry Steering Committee’s export task force.
The team manages the WNE organization (World Nuclear Exhibition) and carries out activities marketing the Nuclear Expertise from France brand, such as: meetings with international industrial and/or institutional stakeholders, Observatory meetings, export’s tools (Radar PME, etc.). The AIFEN team is the entrance gate to the French nuclear team.
AIFEN’s team relies on an extensive network of partners to successfully fulfil its missions.
AIFEN’s operational team
Gérard KOTTMANN, AIFEN and WNE President
Gérard Kottmann graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris and lnstitut d’études politiques de Paris (IEP) before joining VALLOUREC in 1983 to develop the group’s fossil fuel boiler tube business. He was the Sales Director of VALLOUREC INDUSTRIES and Director of the Energy Division at VALLOUREC & MANNESMANN TUBES (a joint venture created in 1997) and then became Executive Director of VALINOX NUCLEAIRE, the VALLOUREC group subsidiary and worlwide leader in nickel alloy tubes for nuclear power stations’ steam generators. In 2005, Mr. Kottmann was appointed President of the Pôle Nucléaire Bourgogne (PNB), an organisation that gathers more than 200 members in 2017.
Anne-Sophie DEFAY, AIFEN Executive Director
Anne-Sophie Defay graduated in International Economics, specialising in the industrial economics and European integration, from the Université Lyon II and a holds a Master’s degree in Risk management from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux. She gained her main experience through 10 years spent alongside leading global corporations in the nuclear industry field. From 2006 to 2008, she was an Energy and Environment sector analyst at the Economic Department of the French Embassy in London, Her main task involved monitoring the United Kingdom’s energy and environmental policy on behalf of the French government and corporations in those sectors. From 2009 to 2015, she led the launch of the international nuclear school in France and was appointed Development Officer of Nuclear Valley with the project of expanding the cluster’s activities dedicated to collaborative innovation in the Rhône Valley, France’s leading electronuclear region.
The members of AIFEN’s Board of Directors
AIFEN – Anne-Sophie DEFAY – Executive Director
ANDRA – Richard POISSON– International Business Service Manager
APAVE – Philippe TOLLINI – Development Nuclear BL Manager
ASSYSTEM – Franck LADEGAILLERIE – Sales & Marketing Director
BOCCARD – Philippe COLOMBEL – Responsable Plant Solutions
CNIM – François-Xavier CATELAN – Director
COMETE INDUSTRIE – Christophe BEHAR– Business Development Director for Energy
DAHER TECHNOLOGIES – Bruno CAHEN – VP Nuclear Services Development
EDF – Isabelle LEBOUCHER – EDF/DIPNN/Direction of Development – Chief of Marketing Officer
ENGIE – Thierry ROBOT – Director of International Business Development & Commercial Director, INEO Nuclear
FRAMATOME – Thierry LE MOUROUX – Senior VP Commercial Excellence & Marketing
GETINGE LA CALHENE – Christophe SELLIEZ – Manager for Nuclear Activities
GIIN – Céline CUDELOU – General Delegate
LUZIESA EXCELDEF – Stéphane DUMONT – Export Manager
NAVAL GROUP – Jean-Marc BERLU – Sales & Business Development Director
NUCLEAR VALLEY – Jean-Claude LENAIN – Chairman
NUCLEOPOLIS – Serge BOUFFARD – Chairman
ONET TECHNOLOGIES – Maxime MICHEL-NOEL – Business Development Director
ORANO – Armand LAFERRERE – Director of Public Relations
PFCE – Pascal BELLIARD – General Secretary
PFME – Anne-François de SAINT SALVY – Chairman
PVSI – Arnaud CERE – Administrator
QUIRI – Fabrice URBAN – CEO
ROBATEL INDUSTRIES – Christophe BRUNEEL – Chief Executive
SIGEDI GROUPE ALBATROS – Henri-Guillaume GUEYDAN – Chairman
VALLOUREC – Gérard KOTTMANN – AIFEN and WNE President
VELAN SAS – Raphaël COUTURIER – Sales & Marketing Director