Prior to becoming the CEO of TiZir Limited in April 2013, Jean-Michel joined Eramet in 2002 as VP Operations of the Manganese Division and then moved to the position of VP of R&D, Innovation, Engineering and Purchasing at the corporate level. Jean-Michel is a graduate of the Paris School of Mines and of the Advanced Management Program in INSEAD. He has solid experience in plant management in a multicultural context and International project development. He has held various operational positions at Société Le Nickel in New Caledonia and Arcelor Mittal in France.

Jean-Michel’s former responsibilities include Board Member positions at Eramet China, Eramet Marietta, Eramet Norway and TiZir. He has been Chairman of TiZir Titanium and Iron since 2008.