Yves has a 45 years experience in the bauxite and alumina industry occupying key positions at Pechiney, Alcan and Rio Tinto.
Yves was mainly involved in operations and a technology leader. He has inter-alia initiated and developed “Specialty Alumina” at Pechiney where he also led an important costs reduction program. He was a director in multiple Boards
He founded Amber Development in 2010, a company specialized in technical and marketing services for the bauxite and alumina industry where he coordinates the development of IB2™ technology, in which he operates as CEO.
Yves holds a Master in Chemical Engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie of Paris and is an Honorary Director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.