Mr Jean-Pierre Rougeau is Senior Vice President of COGEMA with, since 1998, responsibility for relations with international industrial organisations. He graduated from the École des Mines de Paris in 1960 in chemical engineering and joined the ISPRA Research Centre of Euratom to head the core components test section. He moved to the Commissariat ŕ l'Energie Atomique (CEA) in 1967 where he served in various positions, including in the Fuel Elements Control Department. He then moved to a supervisory position in economic and optimisation studies regarding the fast breeder programme. In 1971-73 he managed the economic and marketing aspects of large international enrichment plant feasibility studies and, when Eurodif was established in 1973, he was named Director responsible for the commercial development of the company. In 1983 he became Vice President of COGEMA in charge of marketing and sales, and in 1995 he took charge of the Corporate Strategy and International Development Division. Mr Rougeau is President of FORATOM and a Professor at the Ecole des Mines de Paris.
Mr Rougeau became chairman of the Uranium Institute in 1998 and will hold the post until May 2000.
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