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IFP Energies nouvelles appointment

04 July 2016

Catherine Rivière has been appointed director of the Resources Business Unit at IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN). She takes over from Maurice Bouteca who is retiring.

Catherine Rivière, 57, is an engineer who graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’informatique et de mathématiques appliquées de Grenoble (Ensimag, Grenoble School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics).

She joined IFPEN in 1983 as a research engineer based in the Reservoir Engineering Division where she worked on the development of digital simulation models.

In 1992, she moved to the Research and Development Division as special assistant. Then, in 1994, she was appointed associate director of Field Exploration, and subsequently deputy director in 1996.

In 2001, she left IFPEN to take over as CEO of the subsidiary TECH’advantage. Since 2007, she has been CEO of Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif (Genci), the French company responsible for implementing national policy relative to the provision of high-performance computing tools for public research.

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