Snapshot

  • Senior manager with strong work ethics
  • 20 years of multisectoral expertise, from training to consulting, in both field action and analytical assessment
  • Specialized in risk & crisis management and public business law

Work History

Work History
2013 - Present

Government Legal Advisor & Reporting Judge

Conseil d'Etat, Paris - France
  • Specialized in EU and French environmental, urban planning and competition law
  • Rapporteur for bills and draft decrees
2012 - 2013

Head of the Risks and Crisis Department

National Institute for Higher Studies in Security and Justice – French Prime Minister
  • Ran the Crisis Management Training Centre for Top Managers : design and implementation of complex scenarios on a specialised technical platform (in 2013 : 5,000 person-hours of training and 555 managers trained)
  • Crisis management consulting (public and private sector)
  • Monitored, spotted and analyzed emerging risks and threats (Chief Editor of the monthly newsletter)
  • Designed process tools for crisis managers
2009 - 2011

Head of the Major Risks Office

French Ministry of the Interior – Directorate-General of Civil Protection
  • Coordinated a network of 15 experts on major risks and hazards : floods, tsunamis, forest fires, marine pollution, CBRN hazards, technological risks (especially SEVESO sites and battery-driven electric cars)…
  • Head of the National Support Centre for Nuclear Risks
  • Consultant on civil protection and risk management for foreign governments, on behalf of the French Minister of the Interior (Israel, Bulgaria, Germany, Lebanon…)
  • French representative to the Civil Protection Working Group (Council of the European Union)
  • Board Member of IRSN (Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety)
2006 - 2009

Deputy Prefect

French Ministry of the Interior
  • Managed the Immigration Office (in charge of asylum-seekers, naturalizations, escort-to-the-frontier orders, litigation…) and the Directorate of Environment (especially SEVESO regulation)
  • Scheduled the plan and courses of action of the security and civil protection forces (law enforcement, crisis management, conflict mitigation and mediation)
  • Coordinated the task force for the "Grand Stade de Lille" project on behalf of the French Government
1992 - 1996

Teacher in French Literature and Language

Cours privé du Parc, Sartrouville - France
  • Taught grammar, literature and communication skills to young people (12-16 y.o.) facing major difficulties in schooling, using innovative learning techniques based on neuroscience research

Education

Education
2012 - 2013

M.A. in Literature & Linguistics

University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris - France
  • French literature (from 16th to 20th century) ; comparative literature ; theory of language. Final dissertation on A Season in Hell  by Arthur Rimbaud
1995 - 1998

B.A. in Literature & Linguistics

University of Sorbonne, Paris - France
  • Comparative literature ; theory of language (especially semantics and pragmatics)
  • Majored in 19th-Century French Literature and poetry
1987 - 1990

"World Graduate"

Earth
  • Backpacked around the world to learn by experience

Core Soft Skills

  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-confidence

Languages

  • English (European Level : C2). TOEIC (2015) : 990
  • Spanish (C1)
  • Portuguese (B2)
  • German (B1)
  • Turkish (A1)
  • Hindi (A1)

Memberships

  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London - UK
  • Fellow Member, Cap Gemini Cybersecurity Club, Paris - France
  • Patron for underprivileged young people, Frateli Association, Paris - France

Interests

  • Subscriber to the French Cinematheque since 1987 (favorite directors : Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman, F.W. Murnau, Luchino Visconti, Stanley Kubrick). Ran a cine-club for 5 years. Shot experimental documentaries. Staged plays by Shakespeare, Molière, Claudel, Beckett.
  • Land Art, Haiku and Francis Bacon connoisseur
  • Former rugby player (lock) and coach for 15-20 y.o. players