Head of the General Public (ADEME)
Valérie Martin is head of the General Public, Media and Institutional Mobilization Department of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), where she is notably responsible for managing campaigns about energy and the circular economy aimed at the general public. In addition, she leads ADEME’s General Public strategy and spearheads initiatives related to responsible marketing and communications.
Vice-President for Climate & Energy, Total
Valérie Quiniou is a French engineer and naval architect graduated from the École Polytechnique and French School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA). She started working as a Naval Architect in Research and Development with Bouygues Offshore (now Saipem) in 1996, then moved on to Noble Denton in London (2000-2001) before joining Total in Paris in 2002 as a Metocean Advisor. From 2010 to end of 2015, she was Head of the Survey Technologies Department for geophysics, geotechnics, metocean, ice engineering and geomatics applied to development and operations. She was co-chairing the metocean Committee of the IOGP during the past two years. In January 2016, she joined the Corporate Sustainable Development and Environment Division, as Vice-President for Climate & Energy.
Senior Energy Policy Analyst, OpenExp
Dr. Yamina SAHEB has 15 years of experience in buildings and appliances energy efficiency. She joined the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) as a Policy and Scientific Officer in October 2013. This role included providing analysis on energy efficiency policies.She is now a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at OpenExp. Previously, she worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) as a senior buildings expert in the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, where she established and headed the Sustainable Buildings Centre. Yamina holds a Ph.D in Energy Engineering, Master’s degree on Environmental Policies and Development Economics and an Engineering degree in Buildings’ technologies.