Trained in France and in the UK as a mechanical engineer, Jean-Pierre Riche started his career in the steel industry as manager and later director in ARCELOR MITTAL (for 8 years).
For the last 23 years, he has managed business units and companies in engineering and consultancy: innovation, R&D, IT , cost reduction and finally energy. He has founded and managed Okavango-energy from 2009 till 2016, a leading French consultancy company in energy efficiency in the industrial sector and has become a recognised expert in energy performance.
He is currently the general secretary of the Orygeen Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to help and motivate top managers to set ambitious energy efficiency objectives to their organisations.
In 2017, with 2 associates and an investment fund, he has merged 3 existing companies to found Orygeen SAS, a new company dedicated to assisting companies and public organisation in reaching their ambitious objectives of energy performance.