Frédéric Moncany as its Chairman, also Chairman of the French Maritime Cluster, and Bertrand Alessandrini as General Manager of the
Bertrand Alessandrini told energiesdelamer.eu that he resigned last Friday from his duties at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes directed by JeanBaptiste Avrillier, to take over the management of the Foundation which will settle in its premises on May 1, 2023 in Le Croisic, which belong
to the Central School.
In line with the previous 2007 directors, Jean-Baptiste Avrillier, who has been directing the Ecole centrale de Nantes since July 2020,
supported the project carried out by the Foundation and by Bertrand Alessandrini.
The first ten years of operation of the OPEN-C Foundation provide for a consolidated budget of €400 million in projects, aggregating
approximately two-thirds private funding for one-third public funding.
Five Regions historically involved in the construction of this new industrial sector also support the project: Normandy, Brittany, Pays de la
Loire, Occitanie and the South Region. They will be represented by qualified personalities on the Board of Directors.
Alongside the 10 founders* and the 5 Regions, there will also be representatives from the world of fishing, associations for the defense of
the environment, research and the economic world, a source of sometimes engaged discussions but promise of balanced decisions.
The OPEN-C Foundation gathered its first Board of Directors on April 18, 2023. On this occasion, Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan was
elected Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
On his proposal, the Board of Directors appointed Bertrand Alessandrini to the general management of the Foundation.