AREVA Canada Executive Vice President Jean-François Béland was awarded the rank of Chevalier (Knight) in the French National Order of the Legion of Honour on Dec. 2. French Ambassador to Canada Philippe Zeller presented the award to Béland at a reception in Ottawa hosting more than 100 distinguished guests.
This distinction recognizes Béland’s role as head of AREVA Canada in furthering French-Canadian economic and cultural relations. The Legion of Honour was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is France’s highest decoration.
Béland joined AREVA Canada in 2008 after spending a year at AREVA’s global headquarters in Paris. He serves on the Board of the Canadian Nuclear Association and is a Member of the Energy Council of Canada. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada.