Bruno Bensasson is an engineer graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris. He started his professional career in 1998 within the Regional Directorate for Industry, Research and the Environment of région Lower Normandy, working as Head of nuclear installations department. He pursued his career in the French Nuclear Safety Authority from 2002 to 2004, working as the Director of the Office of the Director-General. He then worked as Technical Advisor in charge of environment, new ener-gies and nuclear for the Minister for industry, from 2004 to 2006. He was after-wards appointed as Technical Advisor in charge of industry, environment and transport until may 2007 for the French President, Jacques Chirac.