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Presented By: U-M Industrial & Operations Engineering

LUNCH & LEARN: CAREER TALKS — Christine Hanon, Energy Biomass Sourcing

Christine Hanon Christine Hanon
Christine Hanon
Discover and develop your personal career interests and acquire professional development skills through seminars and conversations with alumni of U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering.

Alumni will talk about their roles, their career path, and give advice on making the most of a degree from IOE.

This is event series is open to all U-M students, faculty and staff.

The Career Talks event series is also the focus of the course, IOE 190. IOE Careers: Find Your Purpose, a 1-credit course open to all U-M students and available in the Fall. For more information about enrolling in IOE 190 please contact IOE Undergraduate Student Advisor, Leonora Lucaj <>.

Currently living near Paris, France, and raised in Michigan, Christine has pursued an international career. Working between Europe and the US over the past 30 years, she has transitioned from being a managing director in large corporations to becoming a business entrepreneur. After receiving her engineering degree with honors from the University of Michigan IOE department in 1989 and a diploma from the Sorbonne University in France, Christine has specialized in a diverse number of fields: automotive, environment, renewable energies, real estate investment and preventative health. Geographically, she has worked in Europe, the US and Mexico.

At the beginning of her career, she held management positions with automotive companies such as Faurecia and over the last 18 years has specialized in environmental issues, directing large-scale projects at the Veolia headquarters (a French international public-utilities services firm). She developed a solid knowledge of environmental systems including water, energy and waste/recycling, as well as a focus on renewable energies later, when she ran a business unit for developing solar and wind energy projects in Europe, including building the largest solar rooftop project in the world at the time with General Motors.

In 2012, she co-founded a renewable-energy biomass company, called Energy Biomass Sourcing, which supplies recycled and non-usable wood to utility companies, producing energy in Europe. She is currently running the company, with revenues of over 12m$/yr.

Being an entrepreneur and owning several companies has enabled Christine to explore different types of businesses and their potential growth. She is also an elected public official in the Parisian region and performs many civic duties (such as giving talks in schools to help children become more aware of the environmental challenges of our times).

She is married, has two children, and regularly practices running, water sports, reading and meditation.
Christine Hanon Christine Hanon
Christine Hanon

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November 5, 2021 (Friday) 12:00pm
Meeting ID: 93181386490

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