Christel Bories to succeed Patrick Buffet as Eramet CEO

March 15, 2017

Eramet has announced that Christel Bories will succeed Patrick Buffet as the company’s CEO later in 2017. Bories was announced Deputy CEO in February and will be proposed as successor to Buffet as Eramet’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at the conclusion of the company’s General Meeting in May.

Christel Bories to succeed Patrick Buffet as Eramet CEO

Christel Bories will succeed Patrick Buffet as Eramet CEO in May 2017 (courtesy Eramet)

Departing CEO Patrick Buffet has been at the helm of Eramet for over ten years, through both a strong development phase and, more recently, a crisis in the raw materials sector. The Board of Directors’ decision to replace Buffet follows signs of recovery for Eramet in its 2016 financial reports.

Bories, a graduate of HEC Paris, is expected to lead the group in a new growth cycle. Prior to joining Eramet, she held high-level positions at multiple major corporations, including as CEO of manufacturing group Constellium in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands, from 2011-2013 and Deputy CEO of French pharmaceutical company Ipsen from 2013-2016. She is Independent Director of Legrand and Smurfit Kappa.

“I am delighted to join Eramet,” stated Bories. “I believe this group has very solid assets to successfully develop technological and R&D know-how, recognised expertise and commitment from its teams and a stable shareholder base which is focused on the future.”

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Burgess-Norton and Amsted Automotive: How a legacy automotive supplier is growing with, not despite, electrification
  • Meeting sustainability demands in PM: High-temperature sintering of nickel- and copper-free powder mixtures for low alloyed PM parts
  • World PM2022: An overview of the status and trends in the global PM industry
  • A novel approach for the production of metal powders with tailored chemical compositions: Amazemet’s rePowder
  • Productivity, flexibility, reliability: SACMI’s new press technologies for the changing PM industry
  • Understanding the thermal properties of metal powders: Characterisation of powders using the Hot Disk technique
  • World PM2022: Views on the potential of Field Assisted Sintering for advanced materials

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link