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Martha Crawford

Martha Crawford

Independant Director

Date of initial appointment: May.14.2019

Start date of current mandate: May.14.2019

Termination date of current mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 31 December, 2022.

Martha J. Crawford holds a PhD in Environmental and Chemical Engineering from Harvard University (United States) and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs (France).


From 1991 to 1999, she held several positions in environmental infrastructure and technology at the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. She then became Principal Administrator of the Environmental Performance Division of the OECD until 2007. She was appointed Senior Vice President of Research and Development of the Air Liquide group before being appointed in 2011 as Senior Executive Vice President of Research and Innovation of Areva, where she also served as a member of the Executive Committee. From 2014 to 2015, she served as Director General of Advanced Research for L'Oréal. Since 2014, she has also been a R&D consultant for companies and governments. She was director of IPSEN Pharmaceuticals from 2013 to 2016 and since 2015 she is an Independent Director on the Board of Altran Technologies, where she chairs the Committee on Nominations and Remuneration, and is a member of the Audit Committee.


In July 2016, she joined the Harvard Business School (United States) faculty, as Professor of Practice, and specialist in technology, innovation and product development. Martha J. Crawford also continues to serve as a Scientific Advisor to the Naval Group (former DCNS), a French company that makes nuclear submarines, frigates, other naval equipment and as member of the Board of the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Mayshad Foundation, a humanitarian group working to improve women’s lives in French-speaking Africa.


Of American nationality by birth, Martha J. Crawford also has the French nationality, since 1999, and has raised three Franco-American children.


Director of Altran Technologies (since 2015).
Vice-Chair, Committee for Initiatives of Research and Higher Education Excellence (IDEX, France) (since 2010).


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