A graduate of the French Ponts et Chaussées engineering school, Pierre Aristaghes began his career in 1981 with BCEOM (now Egis International), in the Ports and Inland Waterways Department (PVN). One year later, he joined the Technical Centre of the French Ministry of the Sea (“CETMEF”) where he was in charge of the sea port activity and returned to BCEOM in 1986 as Special Adviser to the General Manager.
He joined Bouygues TP in 1990 as Manager of Studies and Development and was, in particular, responsible for tunnel and port studies. He worked on the design of variants for the Beirut seafront (Lebanon), the first Tangiers Med container port (Tangiers, Morocco), a container terminal in the Dominican Republic, as well as the hydraulic design of seawalls in Monaco.
Manager of Sea Works Engineering at Saipem (a subsidiary of the Italian Oil Group ENI, a specialist in the engineering and construction of industrial complexes) since 2004, he notably developed winning concepts for two other ports in Tangiers and three methane terminals in Peru, Algeria and Australia. He was also awarded a major contract for the design of a complete port complex in Australia, and worked on urban marine extensions in Monaco and on Reunion Island.