Jean-Paul Schuler is a new face at head of Luxinnovation

A new head has been appointed to the management board of a body promoting innovation and research in Luxembourg.

Jean-Paul Schuler will take up the role of Director for Luxinnovation from September 1, 2013.

He succeeds Gilles Schlesser, who developed the agency for over 15 years and will soon join the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade.

The 56-year-old was Vice President of ArcelorMittal and Chief Operating Officer of Valin Steel (Hunan / China), a joint venture in which he managed operations for several years.