Laurent Midrier, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at Bureau Veritas, became the first rotating chairman of EUROGIA2020


BE- Brussels - July 1, 2016 - EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, implements one-year rotation rule for the chairmanship of its Board and Laurent Midrier from Bureau Veritas was assigned as the first rotating chairman of EUROGIA2020 as of July 1, 2016.

Laurent is Vice-President in charge of Strategy and Innovation for the entire Bureau Veritas, which is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, BV has 66,000 employees in 1,400 offices and laboratories around the globe.

Laurent joined Bureau Veritas in 2008 and served in many roles in nuclear industry services and he was responsible for the strategy and performance of the industry business lines. He is currently in charge of Bureau Veritas mid term plan as well as building strategic partnerships and leads innovative projects in-house using artificial intelligence and digital technologies. Prior to his experience at Bureau Veritas, Laurent was a senior civil servant in charge of innovation & competitiveness policies (2005-2008) at the General Directorate of Enterprise, French Industry Ministry . He started his career in Toulouse’s region where he was in charge of the industry and environment inspection for the French Ministry of Environment (2001-2005).

As the first rotating chairman of EUROGIA2020, Laurent Midrier stated: “I am very pleased to lead EUROGIA2020 and my objective will be to turn the cluster into a leading platform for the development of low carbon energy technologies along with the support of other Board Members.

EUROGIA2020 Rotating Chairmanship:

Rotating chairmanship aims to give more visibility and duties to each member with the aim creating strong bonds among the Board. The responsibilities of rotating chairperson will be shared with a vice-chair in order to sustain balanced work load and the vice- chair will succeed the rotating chairperson following the end of his/her annual term.

More about EUROGIA2020:

EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is a bottom-up, industry driven, market oriented programme which addresses all areas of the energy mix, from renewable energy to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint of fossil fuels.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Nil Atmaca
Head of Secretariat and the EU Affairs
+32 2 502 18 14