IFPEN’s main strategic directions and annual activity program are approved and monitored by the Board of Directors, which is assisted by several consultative bodies: the Scientific Board, four industrial committees and the IFP School Advisory Board.


The Executive Committee, a body made up of General Management, the Business Unit Directors and the Human Resources Director, steers and controls all IFPEN’s strategic and operational initiatives. 

General Management
Pierre-Franck Chevet, Chairman and CEO
Catherine Rivière, Executive Vice-President Research and Innovation
Éric Lafargue, Executive Vice-President Administration and Management of Subsidiaries

Business Unit Directors
Benjamin Herzhaft, Energy Systems
Florence Delprat-Jannaud, Energy Products
Cécile Barrère-Tricca, Chemistry for Industry
Gaëtan Monnier, Mobility
Pascal Longuemare, Education and Training
Nathalie Alazard-Toux, Industrial Development

Other member of the Executive Committee
Véronique Ruffier-Méray, Human Resources Director
Dominique Humeau, Director of Digital science and technology, Digital Office and Information Systems 

Consult biographies   



The Board of Directors defines general policy, sets strategic directions and controls IFPEN’s overall management. It is made up of 16 members, including 14 appointed by the state and 2 employee representatives. The Government Commissioner, the Head of the Economic and Financial General Control Mission and the Secretary of the Works Council also attend the Board of Directors’ meetings.

Consult the list of members



An international and independent structure, IFPEN's Scientific Board comprises 15 external members, at least half of whom are international scientific personalities. It issues opinions on fundamental research programs, examines theses proposals formulated by IFPEN and monitors implementation. The Scientific Board is also responsible for regularly assessing research divisions.

Consult the list of members 



Four industrial committees are responsible for examining IFPEN's R&I programs in order to evaluate their relevance in terms of the needs of industry. These committees, which meet twice a year, bring together around ten French industry representatives, major players in the energy, chemicals and transport sectors. They discuss the energy context and the changes taking place in these sectors and, each year, express an opinion on IFPEN's research program.

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The IFP School Advisory Board examines teaching staff appointments, the evolution of training provision, the focus of programs and teaching reforms, and ensures the school’s values are upheld.