Interview Patrick Kron, CEO Alstom: 'Closer ties to Areva, one option among several'
Patrick Kron, 55, is ceo of Alstom, a global company in equipment and services for power generation and rail transport. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, he started his career as a civil servant before joining the Pechiney chemical group. He was head of industrial minerals producer Imerys before he joined Alstom in January 2003. Alstom is located in more than 70 countries and employs 65,000 people. Worldfamous for its high speed trains, Alstom recently expressed a desire to expand into the nuclear industry. Kron spoke to European Energy Review and explained his hopes of a ‘rapprochement’ with Areva.