Valérie Bouthéon, Director of Legal Affairs
© Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli
On March 1st, 2019, Valérie Bouthéon was appointed Director of Legal Affairs Department.
Valérie Bouthéon holds two Master’s degrees in law (private law, major in legal careers, and private law), and earned a DEA (post-graduate diploma) in European and international public law, graduating at the top of her class. After eight years at the French National Research Institute for Development (IRD) as an in-house litigation lawyer and then Head of the Personnel Regulations Office, Valérie Bouthéon joined Inria in February 2007 as Head of the Legal Affairs Department, which at the time was under the supervision of the Administration, Finance and Assets Department.
The Legal Affairs Department, which became the Legal Affairs Delegation in 2015, changed to become a support department on March 1st, 2019 in order to centralise legal expertise at head office and improve the security of the acts and decisions made at Inria.