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Governing Board

The Governing Board rules by its deliberations and decisions the affairs of the institution. It decides in particular on the general organisation of the divisions and departments, the institution’s internal regulations, the guidelines of the Agency’s annual Work Programme, allocation and management of grants and budget and accountancy.

In addition to the President of the Agency, the Governing Board shall be composed of nineteen members:

Six representatives of the State: Two representatives of the Minister of Research; a representative of the Minister of Higher Education; two representatives of the Minister of Industry; a representative of the Budget Minister;

  • Alain Beretz, Director General for Research and Innovation
  • Guillaume Gaubert, Financial Affairs Director, General Secretariat of National Education, Higher Education and Research
  • Simone Bonnafous, Director General for higher education and employability
  • Mr. Pascal Faure, Director-General for Enterprise
  • Benoît Legait, President of technology and society section, General Council of Economy, Industry, Energy and Technologies,
  • Arnaud Jullian, Deputy Director, Directorate for Budget

Six qualified personalities representing the major science fields, including at least one representative of the Conference of Heads of higher education institutions

  • Fabienne Blaise, President, Lille 3 University
  • Alain Fuchs, President Director General, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • François Houllier, Administrator, Sorbonne Paris Cité University (USPC)
  • Yves Levy, President Director General, French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
  • Brigitte Plateau, President, Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP Grenoble)
  • Françoise Touboul, Scientific Advisor, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) 

Four qualified personalities  from the socioeconomic world chosen for their competence in the field of research and technological development:

  • Yann Barbaux, Chief Innovation Officer, Airbus
  • Marie Meynadier, Chief Executive Officer, EOS Imaging
  • Jean-François Minster, former Scientific Director, Total
  • Nathalie Ravilly, President, Thales Corporate Ventures

The Vice President of the National Strategic Council for Research

  • Pascal Colombani

Two elected personnel representatives, and their deputies, elected for a period of three years by the Agency’s personnel

  • Liz Pons
  • Angela Samaan

In addition, attending the Board in an advisory status:

  • The Chair of the Governing Board of the public establishment BPI-groupe or hisrepresentative
  • The French General Commissioner for Investment or his representative
  • ANR’s Deputy Director General
  • The Budget Controller
  • The Accountancy Officer
  • Head of management control and budgetary execution

The composition of ANR’s Governing Board is set by Decree No 2006-963 of 1 August 2006, as amended, on the organisation and operation of the French National Research Agency. Its members are appointed for three years by order of the Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research dated 2 December 2014.