Graduate from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (1984), he passed a PhD in Energy in 1987. He joined EDF R & D in 1987, where he held various positions in the field of energy and environment. From 1999 to 2003, he was responsible for R & D Program on Environment and Nuclear Radioprotection. Then in 2004, he became head of a department of EDF R & D on fluid mechanics, energy and the environment and renewable energy. From 2008 to 2010, he was Executive Vice President R&D Finance Management. Since October 2010, he took the responsibility of the Storage, renewable energy and environment R&D programm.