French National Research Agency (ANR), France
Thierry Damerval was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Agency (ANR) by Decree of the President of the French Republic dated 8 December 2017. Thierry Damerval has been Inserm's Vice-CEO since 2011 after holding the position of Deputy Director-General for Strategy from 2007 to 2011. PhD in microbiology from the University Paris Diderot, he began his career at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and joined the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in 1993 where he held several leading positions including that of manager of biology research programmes, director of strategy and evaluation and director of a CEA biomedical research centre. He also has been adviser on biological and medical research to the French Minister in charge of Research (1996-1997), adviser on research and innovation to the Prime Minister (2005-2006) and Director of the Office of the Minister for Higher Education and Research (2006-2007).