The Management Team

The Management Team

Olivier Jaboulay : CEO
Having spent 20 years abroad in subsidiary management and large infrastructure projects, I wanted to come back to France and take part to the development of a company in renewable energy.
We have got to face great climate challenges and Nénuphar has an answer, with a competent, innovative and motivated team.
I am truly honored by the mission given to me to implement our road map and position Nénuphar at the 2020 outlook on the offshore wind energy market with a competitive vertical axis turbine.
Respect, team spirit, organisation and performance will make our success.
I am proud to serve this ambition and I wish to thank all our partners who support and trust us.

Charles SMADJA: CCO & Cofounder
After 10 years at Alstom as a Project manager and Plant manager, in 2006 I decided to team up with Frédéric Silvert and to take up the challenge of the renewable energies. Global warming problematics were becoming a reality and we wanted to become actors of the response. People were talking about wind energy, which was a mature technology, yet subject to controversy. Anti-wind energy lobbies opposed to further inland wind farms, or close to the shore. The solution came from itself: floating wind turbines allow to bypass noise and visual nuisance while keeping the advantage of a clean energy relying on an endless resource: the wind.
40 people currently work at Nénuphar, all of them driven by a strong will to make this project an industrial and commercial success. I am proud of having founded this company, which suits my vision of a committed and dynamic company which wants its dreams come true and does everything for it.

Frédéric Silvert: CTO & Cofounder
I started my career at ALSTOM Power, were I have worked, amongst others, as a Development engineer, then Project manager, Quality manager, and finally as a Risk manager, always in nuclear versus fossil energies. I took the initiative to turn towards smaller structures, more focused on green energies.
I teamed up with Charles Smadja to first create VENTS DU NORD, a wind energy project development company, then came NENUPHAR.
In this latter venture, I have had the luck to take part to the company’s setting up and development, and more specifically to set up the technical teams that currently work to develop our prototypes, our products and our engineering tools. Nénuphar has become a major player in the offshore wind energy sector and I pride myself in having been able to transmit strong values that are mine, such as : innovation, quality, integrity and team spirit.

Gwenn Martin : CFO
Gwenn has over 15 years experience with various responsibilities in Financial control and Controling through international positions in the industry ( ELF, Atochem, Veolia Water). She focused on the continuous improvement of financial information and internal control, with notably IFRS transition and SOX compliance.



The Board members are as follow:

     - Frédéric Silvert - Nénuphar’s Chairman,
     - Nicolas Chaudron - Director in the name of the investment fund IDinvest Partners,
     - Laure Michel - Director in the name of the Fond Ecotechnologie of the BPI,
     - Olivier Huet - Director in the name of the AREVA group.

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