FRENCH OUTREACH AWARDS: MOHED ALTRAD, ALTRAD GROUP PRESIDENT, RECIPIENT OF THE ECONOMIC OUTREACH AWARD
2 October 2019
During an award ceremony held in the Salons du Quai d’Orsay, Altrad Group President, Mohed Altrad, was awarded the Prix du Rayonnement Economique, or French Economic Outreach Award. The ceremony took place in the presence of the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and French Minister of Culture, Franck Riester, and 400 invitees including many French members of parliament and ambassadors.
Established in 2009 by Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, the French Outreach Awards annually honours women and men who promote French values over all the World’s continents.
The Awards also celebrate individual and collective initiatives who promote the image of a modern, innovative and diverse France. Besides the honours, the Awards is a call-to-action for younger generations who are the carriers of tomorrow ideas and solutions.
Laureates are selected based on their varied personal and collective involvement in French diplomacy, whether in an economic, cultural, gastronomic, humanitarian, touristic, francophone or environmental context.
The 2019 edition included nine laureates.
LAUREATE LIST FOR 2019
- Special Jury Award: Parisian Fire Fighter, General Jean-Claude GALLET
- Global French Outreach Award: Pierre SOULAGES
- Economic Outreach Award: Mohed ALTRAD of the Altrad Group
- Environmental Outreach Award: Isabelle AUTISSIER
- Francophone Outreach Award: Amina BOUZGUENDA-ZEGHAL
- Gastronomic Outreach Award: Alain DUCASSE
- Humanitarian Outreach Award: Nutriset and Nutriset CEO, Michel LESCANNE
- Scientific Outreach Award: CNRS and CNRS CEO, Antoine PETIT
- Touristic Outreach Award: Jocelyne SIBUET of Maisons et Hôtels Sibuet
About the ALTRAD Group
The Altrad Group is a global leader in the provision of industrial services, generating high value-added solutions primarily for the oil and gas, energy, electricity production, process, environmental and construction sectors. The Altrad Group is also a recognised leader in the manufacture of construction and building equipment. The Altrad Group’s multidisciplinary services range from engineering and technical services to maintenance projects, to access solutions and specialised services for major industrial clients. Headquartered in Montpellier, France, the Altrad Group generates revenues of approximately 3.4 billion euros and employs 42,000 personnel and owns
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