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Our management structure

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At Symbio, we favour a transversal structure over a pyramid structure. The aim of this is to enhance versatility and efficiency. Within this type of structure, everyone has a role to play and everyone counts.

Being President of Symbio,

a real commitment !


“I was both glad and proud when Fabio Ferrari, Symbio’s CEO, asked me to become Chairman of the management board, in July 2016 – I used represent Michelin, stakeholder of Symbio, on this board, knowing that I had been Strategy Director of this group for 10 years. I was glad, since by becoming President I was also joining a team and getting involved in a real human adventure. I was proud, since by accepting this proposal I was also doing my best effort to address a major challenge of the century: developing clean transportation, a wish I also have as a simple citizen. Today, apart from my involvement in managing the Symbio’s shareholding, I am very committed in the implementation of the company’s growth strategy: in a very complex market that is driven by long-term circles (because of the mandatory investments in infrastructure), Symbio, as an equipment supplier, must take decisions with short-term impacts. This means relevant choices have to be made for operations, sales and human matters”.

Laurent Noual

  • Fabio Ferrari
    Identifying innovations capable of radically changing a high potential market and making them profitable - this has been Fabio's focus for close to 30 years. A “serial entrepreneur”, according to some, with significant initial success coming in Telecom - centred around innovations such as voice synthesis and virtual offices - his aim is to repeat the same success today within the field of sustainable mobility. Fabio, who started out as a business angel within this particular sector, founded Symbio in 2010.

    Why Symbio ?


    « Because hydrogen is the best possible means of achieving success for electric transport, a high-potential market given the pressing need to cut greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions while developing renewable energy. Symbio was founded to make this a reality. »
    CEO
     
  • Bertrand Joubert
    With more than 10 years of experience in the automobile industry, initially at Renault and then in consulting for directorial boards of major European parts suppliers and manufacturers on behalf of Roland Berger, Bertrand is a former pupil of the École Polytechnique (2002).
     

    Why Symbio ?


    « For the joy of hearing my young children explaining to their classmates at school that their dad is working on the non-polluting cars of the future. »
    Executive VP
     
  • Côme Loevenbruck
    Expert of hydrogen technologies in the aerospace and aeronautics sectors, Côme worked for almost 30 years at Safran, working on projects such as Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 (development of hydrogen propulsion). He now manages the “Peace Keeping” Business Unit at Symbio.

    Why Symbio ?


    « Because Symbio operates in a technological environment whose strength reminds me of the aerospace sector. Moreover, I’ve found in Symbio the same kind of pioneer spirit that exist in this industry. »
    Military Systems BU Manager
     
  • Eric Hubert
    A specialist in business development and sales management within B2B, industrial and automobile and national/international markets (20 years of experience).

    Why Symbio ?


    « For the challenge. The challenge of promoting a breakthrough technology with proven benefits within a high-potential market. »
    VP Sales
     
  • Miguel Pro Quintana
    More than 30 years in innovation, development of products and services in the Telecom sector as well as process automation for major equipment manufacturers and European operators.

    Why Symbio ?


    « When I first met with this company I immediately knew I could create innovative services for them, to make after-sales support easy and effective – and that is mandatory to succeed! »
    After Sales Director
     
  • Fabiola Flex
    A number of years spent working as head of the public affairs department for the agency Rumeur Publique and several more years spent working as a journalist (written press and radio), all after having studied at Sciences-Po and the ESSEC.

    Why Symbio ?


    « Because of the project, the challenge and the team... I love everything about this company ! »
    Director of public affairs
    and external relations
  • Gilles Bourrat
    Nine years in the digitisation of trade processes, including four as Director of Operations for a start-up, followed by eight years in the strategy and innovation department at the Volvo Group (owner of Volvo Trucks, Volvo Bus and Renault Trucks, among others), working for the most part on electromobility, fuel efficiency and new services involving connected vehicles.
     

    Why Symbio ?


    « I realised that the (industrial) world was growing stagnant as a result of negligence, but I was convinced that Symbio's combination of personnel, vision and expertise was capable of making the transition towards sustainable and economically viable transport a reality. »
    Program Director
     
  • Didier Belin
    Having worked transforming innovations into industrial and series products for 25 years in a range of fields (software, electronics, mechanics, fuel cells), Didier was one of the co-founders of Symbio.

    Why Symbio ?


    « Firstly, for the team, for the challenge and for our children. »
    VP Products
     
  • Renaud Mosdale
    Nearly 30 years of academic and industrial experience (national and international), helping to enhance the performance of fuel cells, most notably at Texas A&M University, PSA, the CEA and Paxitech.

    Why Symbio ?


    « The dream of any researcher is to see the public benefit from the results of their research. In the field of fuel cells, Symbio clearly represent the best opportunity to get there. »
    Electrochemical R&D Director
     
  • Luc Rouveyre
    With 20 years’ worth of experience in hydrogen battery systems - at Renault, Nissan and Idatech, most notably – and with more than 40 patents to his name, Luc was one of the co-founders of Symbio.

    Why Symbio ?


    « I knew that this company would be able to devise a solution for hydrogen batteries for industrial use. »
    VP Research
     
  • Frédéric Barrand
    As a passionate specialist of both complex systems engineering and management of large scale programs/projects in the Automotive and Defence sectors, Frédéric has dedicated his entire career to them. He was notably in charge of electric and electronic development in the PSA Group for ten years.

    Why Symbio ?


    « Because Symbio, as an industrial company, has a real potential to become a key actor in the zero-emission mobility sector, thus helping hydrogen to be recognized as a strong and relevant alternative to fossil fuels. »
    Chief Operation Officer
     
  • Bérangère Guicherd
    An engineer with experience in both electrochemistry and energy marketing/management, allied to experience in managing European projects relating to fuel cells and electrolysis within the CEA.

    Why Symbio ?


    « To save the planet... in my field ! »
    Engineering Director
     
  • Solène Larivière
    Roughly a decade’s worth of experience in purchasing within major industrial groups (Rio Tinto, Vinci Group)

    Why Symbio ?


    « When you’re convinced that a company is set to grow within a high-potential sector, how can you turn down the chance to get involved in the adventure right from the start ? »
    Purchasing Director
     
  • Fanny Chevallet
    Piloting complex industrial flows thanks to a solid network of supporting partners. That is Fanny’s expertise. Expert of the Supply Chain, she began her career in large groups like Alstom and Becton Dickinson before joining Symbio.

    Why Symbio ?


    « There are three main reasons: the will to meet the challenge of Zero-Emission mobility, and also to participate actively in the development of a company in which everything had to be done when I joined. Finally, the ambition to work with a sector that is a reference in my field of expertise: the automotive one. »
    Industrial Director
     
  • Philippe Suzan
    25 years’ worth of industrial experience, including ten years in process reengineering and quality for Technicolor (formerly Thomson), electronics and media services. A Sup’Aéro Engineer, Philippe holds an MBA from the INSEAD.

    Why Symbio ?


    « Because Symbio is set to successfully employ hydrogen battery technology for use in transport, something our environment is crying out for. »
    Quality director
     
  • Bruno Cettier
    20 years of auditing followed by a dozen or so working as an administrative and financial manager.

    Why Symbio ?


    « To be able to turn hydrogen into gold. »
    Administrative Manager