Mr. Pierre Cunéo is highly experienced in the environmental, transportation, energy and sustainable development sectors. He is a formal civil servant, most recently in the post of Chief of Staff for the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. He commenced his professional career as a civil servant with the French Ministry of Finance holding a number of positions, including with INSEE (the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) and the French Finance Inspectorate. He was then appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for the French Secretary of State for European Affairs. Mr Cunéo has also occupied senior posts with the SNCF, the French State Railways, notably as Head of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs and as a Director of a Paris regional express rail line. He is currently a senior executive with Thalès, a major European aerospace group.