Valery started his career at EDF, focusing mostly on R&D related to generation (nuclear and fossil) and distribution. As his interests evolved towards international collaboration and leverage, he became one of the founders of NUGENIA, an integrated framework for Nuclear R&D. Valery spent eight years working in the USA. Most recently he undertook the post of Innovation Director for North America serving the whole EDF Group. Valery is now back in Paris with the same position for Europe and the Middle East. Apart from many other assignments he also tried to move the lines by being active in politics, as mayor of a French village for six years. Valery is a graduate of ESPCI Paris cum laude.