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Stéphane Lhopiteau appointed Chief Financial Officer of AREVA

(PresseBox) (Paris, ) Stéphane Lhopiteau will join AREVA as Chief Financial Officer as of March 1st.

A graduate from HEC and chartered accountant, Stéphane Lhopiteau began his career in 1992 as an entrepreneur. In 1994, he joined Arthur Andersen, where he was promoted to partner in 2002. In 2004, he joined the biscuit company Morina Baie St Michel as the Head of Development and Finance. In 2008, he was recruited by DCNS as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee. Three years later, Thales (industrial shareholder of DCNS along with the French State) offered him to be its SVP, Deputy Finance. Shortly after his arrival at Thales, he led the Finance Department in an acting capacity for nearly a year. Since 2013, Stéphane Lhopiteau has been in charge of the Thales performance program and has supervised the shared services.

In his new position as Chief Financial Officer of AREVA, Stéphane Lhopiteau will be a member of the Executive Committee and will report to Philippe Knoche, Chief Executive Officer.

Stéphane Lhopiteau is 45, and he is married with four children.


AREVA is a world leader in nuclear power. The group's offer to utilities covers every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and operating services. Its expertise and uncompromising dedication to safety make it a leading industry player.
AREVA also invests in renewable energies to develop, via partnerships, high technology solutions.
Through the complementary nature of nuclear and renewables, AREVA's 45,000 employees contribute to building tomorrow's energy model: supplying the greatest number of people with energy that is safer and with less CO2.