Chief executive, La Fabrique de la Cité, France
Cécile Maisonneuve is Chief Executive of La Fabrique de la Cité, a French urban-innovation think tank created and supported by the Vinci group. She is also a Senior Advisor at IFRI, a French research institute devoted to international issues, which she previously headed. Her research here focused on European energy policy and energy geopolitics. From 2007 to 2012, she was in charge of forecasting and European and international public affairs at Areva. Cécile began her career in the French National Assembly as a staffer. She is a graduate of École Normale Supérieure and of Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and holds a degree in history from Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. She has co‑authored a biography of Benjamin Franklin (Perrin, 2008) and written various energy-related papers and studies. She is a member of Vox Femina, an association that promotes a higher profile for female experts in the media.