There has been a wind of change at the head of France Energies Marines with the beginning of the new year! Since 1 January, Herveline Gaborieau, previously Deputy Executive Director, has taken over as head of this Institute for energy transition focused on offshore wind energy. She succeeds Yann-Hervé De Roeck, who has managed the Institute since its creation in 2012.
Herveline Gaborieau joined France Energies Marines in 2016 as Head of Development and Valorisation. This position led her to take an increasing part in the strategic orientations and operational management of the Institute. Drawing on her leadership and commitment, she naturally became Deputy Executive Director in early 2022, before taking up the post of Executive Director on 1 January this year.
A career at the heart of technological innovation
An engineer by training, Herveline Gaborieau completed her studies with a doctorate in the field of energy at the Technical University of Berlin. After an initial experience as an R&D engineer within the Valeo group, she held several positions of responsibility focused on innovation and development, notably within the GEA industrial group and the Jules Verne Institute for Technological Research, which is dedicated to the competitiveness of strategic industrial sectors. Her career has led her to create, develop and structure highly innovative and operational teams and activities in several industrial fields, in particular the energy sector, as well as to implement product and service development strategies fully in line with the specific needs of cutting-edge industrial sectors.
A thorough knowledge of the offshore wind market and the associated R&D challenges
With her background and six years of involvement in France Energies Marines, Herveline Gaborieau has acquired a detailed knowledge of the offshore wind market and the technological, environmental, societal and economic challenges inherent to the development of this industrial sector. The Institute’s Board of Directors has therefore chosen to appoint her as Executive Director, after an open recruitment process. This vote of confidence marks a willingness to continue and strengthen the work initiated several years ago, while instilling a clear and ambitious vision that firmly looks to the future. To achieve this, she will be able to count on the support of the staff and members of France Energies Marines, with whom she has established a working relationship marked by pragmatism and benevolence.
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