An experienced senior management team committed to delivering on the group's aims.


Accelerating the group's transformation and adapting to the needs of the markets influenced by the energy transition

The CMR Group’s senior management team is made up of 8 members, supported by 8 managing directors in charge of CMR sites in the US, the UK, France, Switzerland, Tunisia, China, Korea, India, Philippines and Singapore.

Their remit is to spearhead the CMR Group’s transformation and leverage the benefits created by CMR's international teams, while adapting to the specific features of the markets that are strongly influenced by the energy transition.

The senior management team is responsible for functional and operational business in all of the regions in which CMR Group operates. It makes decisions about the group's strategy and its growth, while at the same time maintaining a high level of operational excellence and building client trust.


Yves Barraquand

Chief Executive Officer

Yves Barraquand became Chairman and CEO of CMR in 2016. He has drawn on his extensive managerial experience to speed up the company's globalisation, diversification and growth, and its shift over to low-carbon emission solutions.

Yves began his career in the French civil service, first as Chief of Staff for France’s Secretary of State for the Sea, and then as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State for the Environment. In 1993, he joined the Bolloré Group, where he held various management positions until he took over as CEO of Delmas, a major international shipping operator.

In 2002, he joined the Kering Group and served as Executive Vice-President for three years, before being appointed Managing Director of Rexel, a major company specialising in the distribution of electrical equipment.

In 2005, he was appointed CEO of Winoa (formerly Wheelabrator Allevard), the world leader in steel abrasives. After 10 years spent developing and diversifying the group, Yves became CEO of Genoyer, a company specialised in supplying piping equipment for the oil and gas and fluid transport industries.

Yves is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris.

Steve Bean

Quality & EHS Director

Steve Bean joined CMR Group in 2011 as Group QHSE Director with the key objective of improving quality performance while establishing a global approach to QHSE across all CMR sites. This resulted in the Group’s ‘Drive for Zero’ culture being implemented. Prior to joining CMR, Steve worked for global engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. based in the UK. He held various leadership positions in Engineering, Quality and Purchasing at both a local and regional level. Steve holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Jean-François Michel

Vice-President Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Jean-François Michel joined CMR Group in 2016 as Group Production and Purchasing Director with the aim of transforming the existing team into a global supply organisation and streamlining the manufacturing sites for future growth. Jean-François began his career in 1994 in manufacturing management in the automotive industry with Valeo. He joined Somfy Group for an international career, holding several management positions in global manufacturing and supply chain. He worked in China for 6 years as an expatriate with Somfy Group, where he held the position of General Manager of the Production Unit, spearheading the evolution of the business to cater to the needs of the Chinese market. Jean-François is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) - ParisTech.

Coralie Monnot

Vice-President Human Resources & Corporate Social Responsibility

Coralie Monnot joined CMR in 2017 as Director of Human Resources, Communication & Corporate Social Responsibility, tasked with supporting CMR with its international growth and formulating new standards consistent with the company's aims. Coralie began her career as a Human Resources Business Partner with SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software. She led several HR development projects. Then she continued her career as a Human Resources Manager with Haribo, based at a manufacturing plant in Marseille, working on the site’s organisational and cultural transformation. Coralie holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the EDHEC Business school and a master’s degree in human resources.

Prasad Paliyath

Vice-President Power Solution - Offshore

Prasad Paliyath is the CEO of CMR Far East Singapore as well as the Offshore division Director of CMR Group. Before taking up his current position, positions at Siemens India and then Siemens Singapore managing business in oil & gas industry. In Siemens Singapore he was head of Integrated Systems -Modules department handling EPC projects. Prasad holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Calicut University and an MBA from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Yann Sultan

Vice President Electronics & Sensors

Yann joined CMR in March 2022 to lead the Electronics and Sensors department.
Yann spent his career at Degreane Horizon (Vinci Group), specializing in meteorological measurement systems and instruments, particularly for airports. Yann started as a Project Manager in 1996 and moved on to commercial functions and then to activity director; he oversees both product development teams and sales teams. He is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines d'Alès.

Neil Wilkinson

Vice President Wiring System

Neil Wilkinson is currently Vice President of the Wiring System business and is committed to diversifying the global client base and getting the group working together as one agile global team. He joined CMR UK in 1984 as an Instrumentation Engineer. After several years in production, technical and commercial roles, he was appointed Managing Director of CMR UK in 2004, spearheading the business through a number of significant growth, change and expansion phases. Neil has been and continues to be a key stakeholder in the CMR Group's globalisation, working with worldwide clients and sites in France, Tunisia, the US, China and India. Neil holds an MBA in Enterprise Development.

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