graduate of the École polytechnique. He carried out research on steel, following which he was in charge of IRSID. He subsequently managed the R&D department at Sollac, then Usinor, and finally he was head of innovation at Arcelor. He is a member of the Académie des technologies and a corresponding member of the Spanish Real Academia de Ingenieria. He is president of the working group on sector-based studies at FutuRIS.