Our Editorial Board

Launched in September 2014, the new Planète Energies is overseen and endorsed by an Editorial Board made up of 17 independent energy experts from outside Total, who are all leaders in academia, industry, research and communications.  The Editorial Board meets every six months to set the main directions for the website, ensure its objectivity and accessibility, and outline the topics for feature reports and other topics to be covered. Non-energy specialists from the world of education also sit on the Editorial Board, to ensure that the content published on the site is of a high standard. The site is managed on a day-to-day basis by an Editorial Committee made up of information and communications professionals. The Committee meets monthly. It invites the members of the Editorial Board to participate in meetings on the topics that concern them, to determine the best way of explaining subjects and check the accuracy and scientific rigor of the content.

Manoelle Lepoutre

Manoelle Lepoutre

Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement, Total

Manoelle Lepoutre is Senior Executive Vice President, Civil and Societal Engagement since 1st September 2016. She began her career for Elf in Exploration and Production Research & Development, where she was in charge of Basin Modelling (petroleum evaluation of sedimentary basins and of exploration prospects).

Marie-Noëlle Semeria

Marie-Noëlle Semeria

Chief Technology Officer at Total

Marie-Noelle Semeria is the Chief Technology Officer of Total since November 2017. She was previously CEO of CEA-Leti and President of the Network of Carnot Institutes. During her previous 18 years at CEA, she held different seniormanagement and strategy-development positions and helped secure numerous patents in CEA- Leti and as Chief Scientist for CEA Tech. Her professional experience ranges from public research to start-up and high tech industry. She began her career at Sagem (Safran) in magnetic storage, then she served in the start- up Pixtech as field emission display architect before joining CEA-Leti where she launched an internal contest to promote start-up creation and signed leading partnerships with semiconductor industrial majors. In 2011, she was awarded the Legion of Honor and the Order of Merit in 2015. Semeria held numerous positions as board member of french and european agencies and associations : ANR, CNRS, Allisten, MINALOGIC, AENEAS... She received a doctorate of science in solid state physics from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble and a degree from IHEST to bridge science and society.

Alain Beltran

Alain Beltran

Senior Research Fellow, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Alain Beltran is a Professor, with a PhD in history, and is currently the Research Director in the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is working in a program linking Panthéon-Sorbonne University and CNRS with the main objective of a project known as "EHNE" (Writing a New European History). Alain Beltran is also the President of the Committee for electricity and energy history. His well-known works focuses on economic and technological history, especially related to large companies (France, Europe, Africa) in the Energy sector. Lastly, He is a member of several research groups working on nuclear energy (social acceptance), hydrocarbons, and energy transition...  

Portrait Bernard Tardieu

Bernard Tardieu

Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)

Bernard Tardieu is Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee at the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF). He is an internationally renowned expert in hydroelectricity, dams, canals, and nuclear power plant civil engineering. Until February 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of Coyne et Bellier-Tractebel Engineering (a business unit of GDF SUEZ Energy Services), of which he is currently Honorary Chairman. As an employee and then CEO, Bernard Tardieu has dedicated his career to developing major water and hydroelectric power projects in some 50 countries. Hepromoted the use of theoretical (static and dynamic modeling, poroplasticity, modeling of geomaterials) and practical research methods during expert assessments, construction work and inspections at dams. Bernard Tardieu has been Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams, President of the French Committee on Dams and Reservoirs (CFBR), Vice President of the French government's Advisory Board for Civil Engineering Research (CORGEC – 1985-1995) and a member of one of the Specialised Commissions of the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA). He is currently a member of the Permanent Technical Committee on Dams and Hydraulic Structures, a member of the Scientific Board of Eléctricité de France (EDF) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and President of the Scientific and Technical Committee on "structures" of the French waterways’ (VNF's) Seine-Nord Europe Canal project. He has published numerous scientific articles and has been a member of many  thesis examination committees.

Portrait Cécile Maisonneuve

Cécile Maisonneuve

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.


Delphine Woussen

Head of Smart Home & Smart Building at Orange Business Services

Portrait François Moisan

François Moisan

Executive Director of Strategy & Research at ADEME