Fabien Trotet has a background in both industry and research with expertise in geosciences and
demonstrated skills in project management, industrial process optimisation and change management.
Fabien has 20 years of experience in geology and is working at SLN, the world’s largest ferronickel
producer, a subsidiary of the Eramet Group. Fabien is managing a portfolio of contracted activities and
also directing a team of 25 engineers and technicians working remotely at New Caledonian mine sites.
Fabien operates autonomously. He is leading strategic planning, budgeting, contract negotiations,
partnership development with local communities (tribes), permitting and presentations to local
administrations (city mayors and governmental departments of water, agriculture, mining & energy,
environment & biodiversity), technical project reviews and staff mentoring. Additionally, Fabien is the
geological technical expert leading knowledge management activities within the Eramet Group
encompassing France, Africa, and New Caledonia. Fabien has also been involved in education
activities since 1997, teaching a variety of courses from BSc to Master and associate professor, in
universities in France and New Caledonia. During this time, Fabien has regularly mentored students.
natural resource management
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