Presenters - WindEurope Offshore 2019


Laurent Schneider-Maunoury

CEO, Naval Energies


An engineer by training, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury has a solid experience of company management both in France and internationally in cutting-edge technology sectors. He has held different management positions through which he acquired extensive experience of shareholder relations and an ability to mobilise and bring together international teams. Laurent Schneider-Maunoury started his career within the PSA Group, then after being responsible for industrial development and special advisor to the Préfet of the Champagne-Ardenne Region, in 1996 he joined Safran where he held various senior positions. He was in particular appointed Manager of Snecma's Le Creusot plant, then from 2002 to 2005, COO at Messier-Dowty, world leader for aircraft undercarriage. Last but not least, from 2005 to 2010, he was appointed CEO of SLCA, a subsidiary of the Safran Group specialised in composite aerostructures. In 2011, he was appointed CEO of Saphymo, an international group specialised in radioactivity monitoring systems, for which he developed the order book, in particular by becoming a key partner in the domain of defence and security. In 2016, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury was appointed General Manager of Quantel, specialised in ophthalmological and industrial lasers, where he led the managerial and shareholder transition. He was appointed CEO of Naval Energies in October 2017, to pursue and accelerate the development and growth of the newly-created company, innovative industrial player in the field of ocean energy. Laurent Schneider-Maunoury is 51 years old, a graduate of Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, and holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.