For the last four decades, Michel Costes has been working to support the development of an efficient sustainable automotive industry. He is an expert in automotive construction. He created several companies and is the founder and president of Inovev since 2012. He previously founded MAVEL in 1994, and NEXIEL in 1998.
Michel graduated from the ESPCI in Physics and Chemistry. He is also a graduate of the French IAE and has a degree in Economic Sciences. He started his career with RENAULT, then joined PEUGEOT-CITROEN, and returned to RENAULT as Technical Director of the Plastics Unit. He was then appointed Director of the Polymers Research Department. He later worked for the chemical company RHONE-POULENC (now SOLVAT) and was in charge of setting up the “Worldwide Automotive Direction”.