Executive Committee

Christophe Gurtner, a true entrepreneur in the battery industry for over 25 years, founded Forsee Power in 2011 with the strong belief that smart battery systems are the key to a sustainable energy transition.

He started with Saft where he spent 13 years in international business development and general management positions in France, Germany, UK, USA and Asia/ Japan. In 2001, he acquired Uniross Batteries from Saft/Alcatel, made it a world leader in the portable rechargeable consumer battery market and launched the company on Euronext Paris stock market in 2006.

Christophe Gurtner

Chairman & CEO

Nicolas Cailloux is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Forsee Power. Prior to joining Forsee Power in 2013, Nicolas was CFO at Uniross, the European leader in consumer batteries, and at Chronopost, the French number 1 in small parcel delivery.

Nicolas is a graduate of ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Nicolas Cailloux

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Jean Mourlan is the Chief Operating Officer at Forsee Power. He is leading the ramp up of the Group’s operations to support the industrialization of new products and increase production volumes. He is also responsible for building up Forsee Power’s operational excellence. 

A graduate from the European Business School, with a master in management, Jean has a strong operational expertise in the automotive sector, with an international career in project and industrial development at Delphie, Valéo and Faurecia.

Jean Mourlan

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Smart Eenrgy Divisions, developing activities of large battery systems for transport applications such as railway, bus, and marine, along with stationary storage solutions. 

Prior to joining Forsee Power, Sébastien worked for Dow Kokam , serving successively as CFO and Global Market Manager of ESS solutions, and for Dassault - Société de Véhicules Electriques. He was instrumental in the M&A transaction that led to the acquisition of Dassault-SVE by Dow Kokam in 2010.

Sébastien Rembauville-Nicolle

Direction of Transport Division

Frédérik is the business director for the Smart Life divison at Forsee Power. He is in charge of developing activities of tailored-made solutions for light mobility, Medtech, tooling and robotics.

Frédérik has built considerable industrial expertise at Thales, where he successively held different positions in projects, commercial and business unit management for over 12 years. He also was the CEO of Phytorestore  - a cleantech based in France - for 5 years.

Frédérik Baudrier

Director for the Smart Life divison

Eric Brun is Chief Technical Officer at Forsee Power. Eric leads Forsee Power's R&D teams in France and in China; he is in charge of product engineering and innovations.

A Supaero graduate engineer and an IFP School graduate, Eric has 18 years’ experience in R&D, managing large-scale automotive projects and teams.  Before joining us, Eric held strategic R&D positions at major automotive companies, including Head of R&D at Renault’s technical center in Romania.

Eric Brun

Chief Technical Offier (CTO)

Julien Cursoux joigned Forsee Power in March 2018. He is responsible of the Purchasing and Supply Chain teams based in France, Poland and China. He is in charge of defining an international purchasing strategy, set up partnerships with the Group's major suppliers and organize the supply chain.

Graduate of an Executive Master HEC Global Sourcing (Purchasing and Supply Chain) and a Master Industrial Engineer (INSA Toulouse), Julien held similar positions at international industrial groups such as Schneider Electric, Vinci and Onduline.

Julien Cursoux

Purchasing & Supply Chain Director

Frederic Poupeau is China’s Managing Director since 2011. For the past 7 years, Frederic has been managing operations for China including industrial and R&D capabilities as well as business development.

Frederic has been living in China for over 15 years and has early been involved in the battery industry. He held key positions in manufacturing engineering, program management and quality at Uniross (acquired by Forsee Power). He was then promoted to Managing Director when Forsee Power was founded in 2011.

Frederic holds a Master’s Degree in engineering.

Frédéric Poupeau

Director, China

Sophie Tricaud is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs. She is in charge of Forsee Power’s corporate and marketing communications (internal, external, and financial) along with the institutional relations

Sophie has over 12 years of experience at international industrial companies including Alcan (now Rio Tinto Alcan), Sperian Protection (now Honeywell Safety Products), Baker Hughes (a US oilfield service company) and Lafarge SA, the French building materials giant. She also experienced the consumer side at Louvre Hotels Group where she was heading external communications and public affairs.

Sophie Tricaud

Director of Communications and Public Affairs