Jean-Jacques Gautrot of Paris, France, is a former Chairman of the World Nuclear Association, and serves as an Ambassador of the World Nuclear Association to promote the nuclear industry worldwide.
Mr. Gautrot graduated from Ecole des Arts et Métiers” and Ecole des Pétroles et Moteurs, and he began his career in TECHNIP, an engineering company in 1968. In 1979, he joined SAINT-GOBAIN Group, as Chief Executive Director of a mechanical company acting in the petroleum and nuclear industries. From 1984 to 1989, he acted as Site Director for SGN (COGEMA Group) La Hague supervising the construction and commissioning of uranium reprocessing facilities. Mr. Gautrot served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Delattre Levivier, a specialized subsidiary of LYONNAISE DES EAUX Group dedicated to maintenance services for industrial facilities (petroleum/chemistry, nuclear, and space) from 1989 to 1996.
Mr. Gautrot joined COGEMA (now AREVA) in 1997 and in April 1998 was appointed Senior Director of the Business and Programmes Division, Nuclear Fuels and Recycling Branch. His main assignments included development related to nuclear back-end fuel cycle services. In June 2000, he was appointed Vice-President for the Commercial and International Development division of COGEMA. In January 2002, he was in charge of the Enrichment Sector as Vice-President and Chairman of the Executive Board of EURODIF, and was a member of the Executive Committee of COGEMA.
Jean-Jacques acted as Senior Vice President of AREVA in charge of Marketing and International Affairs from January 2003 to September 2008, and later served as Chairman and CEO for AREVA United Kingdom from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Gautrot was Senior Advisor to the CEO of AREVA from 2008 to 2016.
Since 2014, Jean-Jacques has acted as President of JJ GAUTROT Consulting S.A.