Inria's Board of Directors

Changed on 18/05/2020

Inria has a Board of Directors whose responsibilities are fixed by amended decree no. 85-831 of 2 August 1985 relative to the organisation and operation of the Institute. Bruno Sportisse is the CEO.

B. Sportisse
© Inria / Pierre Morel

Its role

The mission of the Board is to deliberate on the major strategic lines of the Institute and its scientific, technological and knowledge transfer policy. It also deliberates on measures relative to the organisation and general running of Inria: internal regulations, budget, annual activity report, loans, acquisition or leasing of premises, acceptance of donations or bequests, agreements creating long-term commitments, involvement in bodies with legal personality, creation of subsidiaries and acquisitions or disposals of financial holdings, private or public-sector contracts, royalties and remuneration paid to the Institute, legal proceedings and settlements.

The Board of Directors consists of the following people:

  • The Chairman , who is appointed by decree for a five-year term, renewable once;
  • Seven Government representatives appointed by the Ministers of Research, Industry, the Budget, Higher Education, Defence, Foreign Affairs and the Digital Sector, respectively.
  • Nine personalities :
    • two figures in the digital and automation industry, appointed by the Minister of Industry;
    • three scientists appointed by the Minister of Research;
    • two figures representing the world of work, one appointed by the Minister of Research and the other by the Minister of Industry;
    • two figures chosen to represent the users of the technologies within the areas of expertise covered by Inria, appointed by the Minister of Industry.
  • Four representatives of the Institute staff or their deputies , including two researchers, elected in accordance with the order of the Ministers of Research and Industry.

The Board members are appointed for a five-year term renewable once by joint order of the Ministers of Research and Industry. The chairman of the Scientific Board, the Deputy Managing Director(s), the Financial Controller and the Accounting Officer attend Board meetings in an advisory capacity .

The Chairman of the Board can also convene any person whose presence he deems useful to attend meetings in an advisory capacity.

    Its members

    President : Bruno Sportisse, CEO of Inria

     

    Representatives of the State

    Incumbents

     

    Alternates

     

    Nicolas Chaillet

    DGRI (Research)

    Patrick Monfray

    DGRI (Research)

    Anne Boyer

    DGSIP

    Caroline Ollivier-Yaniv

    DGSIP

    Mathieu Weill

    SEN/DGE (Industry)

    Michaël Reffray

    SEN/DGE (Industry)

    Julie Galland

    DGE (Digital Economy)

     

    Colin Thomas

    Financial Board (Budget)

    Isabelle Thirion

     Financial Board (Budget)

    Mike Bargain

    DGA (Defense)

    Thierry Plesse

    DGA (Defense)

    Dominique Waag

    MAE (Foreign Affairs)

    Guillaume Pons

    MAE (Foreign Affairs)

     

    Appointed Members

    Jean-Marc Gambaudo  Université Côte d’Azur Research Scientific personality
    Sylvie Retailleau Université Paris Sud Research Scientific personality
    Yvon Maday Laboratoire Jacques Louis Lions Research Scientific personality
    Pierre Barnabé Atos Industry Personality of the digital industry
    Eric Carreel Withings Industry Personality of the digital industry
    Françoise Mercadal-Delassales Groupe Crédit du Nord Industry Personality user of the technologies
    Delphine Hanton Thuasne Industry Personality user of the technologies
    Alexis Masse GRDF Research Representing working area
    Catherine Barba   Industry Representing working area

     

     

    Elected Members

    Incumbents

     

    Alternates

     

    Eric Tannier

    SGEN-CFDT (Collège A)

    André Seznec

    SGEN-CFDT (Collège A)

    Julien Diaz

    SNCS - FSU (Collège A)

    Philippe Mussi

    SNCS - FSU (Collège A)

    Christine Leininger

    SNTRS-CGT (Collège B)

    Eric Ragusi

    SNTRS-CGT (Collège B)

    Laetitia Grimaldi

    SGEN-CFDT (Collège B)

    Laurent Pierron

    SGEN-CFDT (Collège B)

     

    Advisory Voices

    Eric Preiss

    Comptroller General

    Magali Valière

    Accounting Officer

    Guillaume Prunier

    Deputy CEO for Administration

    Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau

    Deputy CEO for science

    François Cuny

    Deputy CEO for innovation