The French General Electric Co. executive thrust into the forefront of the company’s contentious Alstom SA bid is a petite mother of nine with sterling government contacts and a published romantic novel entitled “S’il suffisait d’aimer,” or “If Love was Enough.”
A Paris court rejected a request by Areva SA’s former chief executive for an investigation into what prompted the world’s largest nuclear reactor builder to commission a report on the acquisition of UraMin Inc.
Anne Lauvergeon defended her record as chief executive officer of Areva SA and said the nuclear-fuel manufacturer spied on her and didn’t pay what they owed her after not renewing her contract seven months ago.
Areva SA Chief Executive Officer Anne Lauvergeon was denied a third term after the French government replaced her weeks before her contract expires, denting the career of one France’s most high-profile executives.
American Express Co., the biggest U.S. credit-card issuer by customer spending, named former International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Officer Samuel J. Palmisano and former Areva SA chief Anne Lauvergeon to its board.
Areva SA , the world’s biggest supplier of nuclear equipment and services, appointed two chief operating officers, potentially grooming a successor to Chief Executive Officer Anne Lauvergeon , whose mandate ends in June.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has decided to retain Anne Lauvergeon as head of Areva SA until her mandate expires at the end of 2011, Le Monde reported on its website, citing an unidentified person.