Anne Lauvergeon
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Anne Lauvergeon (born 2 August 1959 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France) is a French businesswoman, and CEO of Areva 2001–2011.

In 1978 she attended the École Normale Supérieure to pass the Agrégation in physics. Then she entered the Corps des Mines. In 1983 she enrolled in her first vocational course with the Corps de Mines, in the iron and steel industry, at Usinor. A second vocational course, in 1984, took place with the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique, where she studied chemical safety in Europe. From 1985 to 1988, she was with the l'Inspection générale des carrières (IGC). In 1990, she was placed in charge of the mission for the international economy and foreign trade by French President François Mitterrand. The following year, she became assistant secretary general. She was then named “sherpa”, i.e. personal representative to the president, and charged with preparing international meetings such as the G7 summit. In 1995, she joined the banking sector, and became a managing partner of Lazard. In March 1997, she was named general director of Alcatel, before becoming part of the group's executive committee.

In June 1999, she was named CEO of the group Cogema, succeeding Jean Syrota, who resigned under pressure from The Greens. In July 2001, she merged Cogema, Framatome and other companies to create Areva. Taking the head of the new company, she entered the small circle of women directing international corporations. The 2006 Fortune Global 500, published by the American magazine Fortune, ranked her as the 2nd most powerful women in Europe, behind Patricia Russo, future president of Alcatel-Lucent. In 2001, Roger-Gérard Schwartzenberg chose her to chair the "national contest of assistance the creation of companies of innovating technologies".

Anne Lauvergeon is also President of the board of directors of École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy and is a director or board member of Suez, Total S.A., Safran S.A. and Vodafone.

In June 2010 from 3rd to 6th, she was at Bilderberg conference in Sitges, Spain. She is as well member of Trilateral Commission. On 16 June 2011 Francois Fillon, the French Prime minister, announced that Anne Lauvergeon's mandate as head of Areva, terminating end of June 2011, would not be renewed. 

In 2009, she was ranked by the magazine Forbes as the ninth-most powerful woman in the world.
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