Pierre-Etienne Franc, Executive Director of the Technologies of the Future Division (DTF) and Chairman of the FCH European Joint Undertaking, Air Liquide

Pierre-Etienne Franc is responsible for strategic management of the group portfolio of technologies into future and emerging markets, mainly in the H2, energy, environment, space and satellites, aerospace, scientific labs, and industrial IT sectors. The division includes the operational management of DTA (Advanced technologies and cryogenics division), Cryospace(space industry cryogenics), AL H2E and AXANE (H2 and Fuel Cell activities), ISIS (industrial IT solutions) and Air Liquide Demonstrators Group activities, which includes coordination of Energy and Environment demonstration projects (Oxycombustion, CCS, Advanced Biofuels and Biogas technologies development). Franc is also Chairman of the Governing Board of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and of the New IG. He has written several publications, awarding him distinctions from Ernst and Young.