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Ben Saada

Ben Saada

Founder and CEO, Fairmat

Ben Saada, a visionary entrepreneur and passionate climate advocate, holds 15 patents and is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and promoting a circular economy. In 2020, he founded Fairmat, a French deeptech company specializing in recycling carbon fiber and developing next-generation composites. Fairmat offers innovative solutions for the electronics, energy, sports, and lifestyle sectors. With an initial investment of €43 million, they have a strong presence in Europe and the US, operating state-of-the-art facilities in Nantes and Utah, employing over 130 professionals, and exploring expansion into Asia. 

He also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Expliseat, founded in 2011 and renowned for the world's lightest aircraft seats installed in over 200 aircraft. Ben has been honored with the Médaille de l'Académie de l'Air et de l'Espace, Prix Montgolfier des Arts Mécaniques, Solar Impulse Award, JEC Innovation Award, and BFM Green Business Award.