Jacques Besnainou

Jacques Besnainou – NECG Affiliate

Jacques Besnainou is a global and respected senior executive with a distinctive career in the nuclear energy industry. He has experience leading mergers & acquisitions as well as practical knowledge of most technologies in nuclear energy from mining to fuel fabrication.

Among other experiences, he was President & Chief Executive Officer of  AREVA Inc. In this role, Jacques was responsible for managing and setting the direction of AREVA’s nuclear and renewable energy businesses in the United States and Canada (around 5,000 employees).

Jacques has more than 30 years of management and systems engineering experience in France and the United States, including more than a decade with AREVA.  He  joined AREVA in 2001 as Executive Vice President in charge of used fuel management operations in the United States. In 2005, he became AREVA’s Senior Executive Vice President for the Global Used Fuel Business Group and a member of the AREVA Nuclear Executive Committee, overseeing several key nuclear facilities and more than $2 billion in business.

Mr. Besnainou holds Masters of Science degrees in Mathematics, Engineering and Public Policy from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines – France’s leading engineering schools.

Jacques lives in Montréal, QC., with his wife Isabelle.

Contact at jib@nuclear-economics.com

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