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A decree issued by the Council of Ministers on 27 May 2020 saw Pierre-Franck Chevet appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) with effect from 2 June. He takes over from Didier Houssin whose mandate has come to an end after five years at the helm of IFPEN.
Pierre-Franck Chevet, 58, a former student of the École Polytechnique and ENSAE, is a general mining engineer.
He began his career in 1986 at the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), where he held various positions. From 1995 to 1999, he was Director of the Regional Directorate for Industry, Research and the Environment (DRIRE) and the National Agency for the Promotion of Research (ANVAR) of the Alsace region. He then joined the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, as Director of the DRIRE and Director of the École des Mines de Douai.
In 2005, Pierre-Franck Chevet was appointed to the Prime Minister's cabinet as head of the Industry, Energy, Environment and Innovation cluster. From 2007 to 2012, he was Director General at the General Directorate for Energy and Climate in the French Ministry for Energy.
From 2012 to 2018, he was Chairman of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).
Since 2019, Pierre-Franck Chevet has been a member of the General Council for the Economy, Industry, Energy and Technology and has been in charge of several interministerial missions.