Anne Lauvergeon

56 years old


Chairwoman of ALP SA

Independent Director, Chairwoman of the Appointments and Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of SUEZ

Date of initial appointment: October 29, 2014

Start date of current mandate: May 12, 2015

Termination date of mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018

Others titles and positions held (excluding Group):

  • Director of American Express (USA), Airbus Group and Rio Tinto (Australia),
  • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Sigfox and of BoostHEAT.


Anne Lauvergeon, born on August 2, 1959, is Chief Engineer from Ecole des Mines, former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure and also has a degree in Physics. She started her career in 1983 in the steel industry at Usinor.

In 1984, she was tasked with chemical safety-related issues in Europe for the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), the French nuclear authority. From 1985 to 1988, she was in charge of sub-oil administration in Ile de France. In 1988, she was appointed Deputy Department head at the Conseil Général des Mines.

In 1990, Anne Lauvergeon was appointed Special Assistant for International Economy and Trade to the President of France, and in 1991, became Deputy Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the President of France for the organization of international summits (G7/G8).

In 1995, she was Managing Partner of Lazard Frères.

In March 1997, Anne Lauvergeon joined the Alcatel Group as Deputy CEO of Alcatel Telecom. In 1998, she joined the Alcatel Group’s Executive Committee where she oversawall of the Gourp’s international business activities and was responsible for the Group’s industrial shareholdings in defense, energy, transport and nuclear sectors (Thomson CSF, Alstom, Framatome).

From June 1999 to July 2011, she was appointed Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of COGEMA (now AREVA NC). She founded AREVA in June 2001 and from July 2001 to June 2011 she was Chairman of the AREVA Group’s Executive Board. Since 2011, Anne Lauvergeon has been the Chairman of A.L.P S.A., a consultancy firm.

In 2013, Anne Lauvergeon was appointed Chairwoman of the Innovation Commission 2030 . In 2014, she was appointed Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of SigFox.