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THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES OF FRANCE (NATF) HAS ELECTED ALAIN BUGAT AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT AND ALAIN BRAVO, VICE-PRESIDENT

In Plenary Session, November 12, 2014, the NATF Fellows elected the Members of the Executive Bureau (President, Vice-President and Delegate General), the new members of the Academic Council, the Academic Committees and the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees, for the statutory term of office, Jan 1. 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016.


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Alain Bugat elected President of NATF

In his capacity of Administrator General for the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Alain Bugat set in motion a new strategic plan in order to better define the Commission up to horizon 2014 and also to implement a programme aimed at improving overall CEA efficiency. The strategic plan called for a programme in excess of one billion euros to cover for the construction of new nuclear power plant facilities. He also finalized the programme to cover decommissioning and dismantling of all the early civilian and military nuclear fuel installations and to set up special funding to finance these operations (9 billion euros).

Under his authority and initiative, the CEA has developed its activities in ICTs, in material sciences, and in life and health sciences, notably with the creation of Neurospin in 2006, a centre devoted to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) research. In the energy related areas, the CEA will widen the scope of its activities to include research in to advanced technology renewable energy sources – this being the reason for the change in denomination of the Agency, in 2010, thereafter known as the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.

Alain Bugat was Vice-Chairman of the European platform on hydrogen and fuel cells (2003-2008); he also co-founded the European Energy Alliance, in which the main European energy research establishments co-operate and exchange.

He is currently Member of the Board of the SNEF Group (electric installations).

In 2009, Alain Bugat founded NucAdvisor - a consultancy agency specialized in providing advice, expertise and assistance for major nuclear power generation facility programmes, both building and decommissioning the plants - which he chaired till end 2014. NucAdvisor is consulted in France but is mainly involved in overseas operations (Jordan, Kuwait, South Africa, Japan, etc.
Alain Bugat holds the rank and distinction of Chevalier in the French Légion d’honneur, Officer in the National Order of Merit and Chevalier in the Order of Arts et Lettres.

 

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Alain Bravo elected Vice-President of NATF

Graduate from Ecole Polytechnique abd Ecole natinale supériere des télécommications (ENST), Engineer General of the national Telecommunications Engineering Corps, Alain Bravo held the office of Delegate General for the term of office 2014-2014; Olivier Appert, CEO and Chairman of IFP (New Energy Division) was elected as Alain Bravo’s successor as Delegate General for 2015-2016.

Alain Bravo began his professional career in 1970 and for some 15 years waas employed at the French Ministry for Posts and Telecommunications.

In 1985, he joined the Compagnie Général des Eaux, where he set up the Société française de radiotéléphonie (SFR) for which he was appointed Chairman and CEO for the period 1988-1992. In 1995, he created Siris, which was later acquired by the Numericable-SFR Group (ICTs). At the end of 1995, he joined Alcatel as Executive Chairman for their Mobile Networks Division; he then became Director for Alactel’s R&D Division in 1998. He left Alcatel in 2001, founding that same year Abhexis, a consultanxcy agency for technology transfer (TT) , this in parallel leading to his appointment to direct the FutuRIS Operation at the National Association for Research and technology (ANRT) a foresight exercice that ran over the period 2003-2004. From 2004 to 2013 he was Director General of Ecole supérieure d’électricité (‘Supelec’). From March to October 2007, then from November 2008 to April 2009, Alain Bravo chaired the Digiteo-Triangle Foundation for Scientific Co-operation in Physics (which in 2011 became the Paris-Saclay Campus Scientific Co-Operation Foundation).

He co-authored « Avenirs de la recherche et de l’innovation en France » [The future of R&D in France] » (Published by Documentation française - 2005). He chaired a Working Party of the national Strategic Analysis Council that in 2009 produced the Report « La société et l’économie à l’aune de la révolution numérique » [Society and the economy at the start of a Digital revolution], and also the panel of European experts who published the mid-programme assessment FP7 Report - “Catalysing European competitiveness in a globalising world” CEE – DG InfSo – in 2010.

Alain Bravo holds the rank and distinction of Officer in the French Légion d’honneur and Commander in the National Order of Merit.

The NATF Academic Council (part renewed), plus the 4 Members of the Executive Bureau, statutorily, is as follows:

Five ex officio Members

  • François Lefaudeux, Delegate for Academic Publications – Engineer General of the French weapons research engineering corps, former Inspector General of the national Delegation for weapons research.
  • Alain Pouyat , Chairman of the NATF Works and Studies Executive Committee – former Director General for ICT and new technologies with the mobile phone group Bouygues. 
  • Bruno Revellin-Falcoz , Delegate for Foreign Affairs – former President of NATF (2011-2012); former Deputy Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. Member of the scientific advisory committees for the Parliamentary Office of Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST) and for the Ministry of Defence; Member of the Executive Board of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).
  • Bernard Saunier , Delegate for Regional Affairs – Founder member and former Chairman of several engineering agencies, among which: Saunier & Environnement, Saunier & Associés. Former Chairman of Safege and Lyonnaise des Eaux services associés.
  • Roland Vardanega , Delegate for Communication – former Member of the Directoire and former Chairman of PSA Peugeot Citroën.

Seven elected Members 

  • Yves Bamberger – Scientific advisor to the Chairman of the French national Electricity Facility (EDF), former Director of the EDF R&D Division, former Member of the Board of the Electric Power Research Institutes (EPRI).
  • Alice Dautry – Head of the biological research unit for Cell interactions and former Director General of the Institut Pasteur.
  • Christian de Boissieu – Professor of Economy at University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, former Chairman of the national Economic Analysis Council, member of the French Stock Exchange Financial Market Regulation Authority.
  • Anne Flury-Herard –medical practitioner, radio-biologist. Head of the Institut d’imagerie biomédicale (Frédéric Joliot Hospital Service, Neurospin, Mircen) at the Directorate for Life Sciences at the French Alternate Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
  • Michel Godet – Professor at the CNAM, founder and moderator of the Cercle des entrepreneurs du futur (Circle of Future Entrepreneurs), consultant in foresight and strategic issues.
  • Marion Guillou – President of Agreenium (French Institute for Agro-Scientific Co-operation), former President Director General for INRA, former Chairperson of the Board of Ecole Polytechnique.
  • Pascal Viginier – Director of the ICT Systems for the Orange-France Telecom Group. 

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