Graduate in Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure. Graduate in Mining Engineering, French National School Mining Engineering.
Engineer Usinor, 1983—1984. With Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, 1984—1988. Deputy director General Mining Council, Paris, 1988—1989.
Advisory economic international affairs President France, 1990, deputy chief of staff, top aide to President for organization International Summits (G7), 1991. Partner Lazard Frères & Cie, New York City, 1995. Senior executive vice president Alcatel Télécom, 1997, member executive committee, 1998.
Chair, Chief Executive Officer AREVA North Carolina, since 1999. Chair executive board AREVA Grp., since 2001. Board directors TOTAL SA, since 2000, SAFRAN, 2001—2009.
Non-executive director Vodafone Group PLC, since 2005.
Married Oliver Fric; children: Agatha, Armand.