Telecommunications Engineer and graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, I have been CEO of AFNIC since 2005. AFNIC is a non-profit, multistakeholder organization based near Paris. Afnic manages 6 ccTLDs (.fr, .re, .wf, .pm, .yt, .tf) and is a member of the ccNSO since 2006. Afnic is also a registry service provider for 17 gTLD applicants, including geoTLDs such as .paris or .bzh. 

 

I have been involved in Icann since 2005, as representative of Afnic within the ccNSO. I am currently a member of the ccNSO Strategy and operational planning working group, and have been involved in the ccNSO Finance working group. 

 

From 2008 to 2012, I have also been a member of the Board of CENTR, the professionnal association of european ccTLDs. I was elected Chair of CENTR in 2010.

 

For the sake of completeness, it should be noted that I recently joined the Board of Netnod, a company managing IXPs in the northern europe region, providing DNS anycast services, and involved in the management of a root server. 

 

I previously was working since februrary 2000 for the French ministry in charge of industry and telecoms, in the Service of Technologies and Information Society. For three years, I have been in charge of the Réseau National de Recherche en télécommunications, supporting and monitoring R&D projects in telecommunications.

 

Then in 2003, I was appointed head of the ICT economic studies office, a team of 4 persons. The main topics are related to frequency license fees for telecommunications operators, setting up frequency trading in French law, administrative monitoring of Agence nationale des fréquences and conducting economic studies on ICT impact on productivity, employment or growth.